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Our COVID-19 Response

An update on Food Shift’s response to COVID-19: for the people, by the people, and with the people.  

Food Shift is here to support our partners doing food distribution for at-risk populations. We are procuring food for our partners so they don’t have to, and can instead focus on the last mile: getting food to people who need it. Despite our lack of access to our shared kitchen (occupied for Alameda Unified School District lunch distribution), we will continue to serve our partners in need.

We plan to hire Food Shift program graduates to relieve our partners from overwork and burn out, while also providing jobs for our community. This week we began distributing food in our Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) community in collaboration with the APC Farm, and the Mam community in Oakland via Iglesia De Dios Evangelio Completo. We are committed to sourcing and redistributing excess food to organizations working on the front lines to feed people who are unhoused, elderly, and immunocompromised.

Our food recovery operation will supply Alameda Food Bank, the Oakland Mam community, City Team Oakland, and East Oakland Collective, among additional partners in Oakland. Food distribution organizations are working around the clock to meet demand for meals and supplies, and Food Shift plans to serve in a supporting role. As the link between wholesale grocers and community organizers, we will provide produce to fuel their front lines operations.

Want to pitch in? Contact for information about volunteering. We also greatly appreciate donations to sustain our operations at this time. Please visit to make a contribution.

In Community,
The Food Shift Team

A Note from Food Shift on COVID-19

An update on Food Shift's response to COVID-19: for the people, by the people, and with the people.