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Q&A with Dana Frasz, Founder and Director, Food Shift

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The Specialty Food Association did a great interview with Dana. They asked a lot of great questions about reducing wasted food and how people can help. Read the full interview here.

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“What prompted your organization to do what you do and why is it so important for you to continue your mission?

I first became focused on the issue of hunger, at 17 when I was traveling in Southeast Asia. When I came back to my college campus and saw the waste in the dining hall, I started a food recovery program. Here in Alameda County the need for any food we can recover is great; one in five people are food insecure, or use community food banks. That number increases to 1 in 4 in San Francisco, Santa Clara, and San Mateo. This level of need is particularly striking against the backdrop of the incredible wealth in this area.”


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