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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

          Every week, an abundance of recovered produce finds its way into The Food Shift Kitchen. It’s important that we’re ready to transform surplus food into nutritious products for the community while providing employment for the formerly

2017 Year in Review

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Looking back, 2017 has been Food Shift’s most impactful year yet! Behind these numbers are countless relationships, invaluable partners, critical lessons learned, and inspirational stories. Thank you for being a part of our mission to reduce waste, feed the hungry, and

Food Shift 2017 Highlights

Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Flashback! It’s been a busy year for Food Shift, and you made it possible. Thank you! 35,000 lbs of food recovered, processed, and redistributed to partner agencies 3,500 hours of paid employment and on the job training for kitchen apprentices

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Destini

Posted in Blog on Monday, November 27th, 2017

As part of a homeless family, Destini reflects on almost not finishing high school. She had been confronted with so many hardships during her senior year– not only trying to keep up with her studies, but also keeping an eye

Fire Relief Benefit Dinner: Join Us!

Posted in Blog on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Join us on December 4th for a night of food, drinks, and community. Food Shift is hosting an all-inclusive benefit dinner with drinks and conversation at C’era Una Volta on December 4th from 6-9pm to support North Bay fire relief efforts. By engaging

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Grants $20,000 Towards Transportation

Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Bill Somerville, Oakland-based Philanthropic Ventures Foundation’s (PVF) Founder and Anita Kao, Program Associate, recently paid a visit and shared a meal with Dana Frasz at The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK). In September 2016, PVF gave Food Shift a discretionary grant


Posted in Blog on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Misinterpretation of food date labels is a key factor leading  to food waste in American households and supermarkets. Governor Brown signed AB 954, THE FOOD WASTE REDUCTION AND DATE LABELING ACT OF 2017, into law on October 15th, 2017.  The

Host your next lunch at The Food Shift Kitchen!

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

This month we collaborated with Bay Area Green Tours to bring a group from LinkedIn to the Food Shift Kitchen! A group from LinkedIn joined us on May 19, 2017 for a short presentation and lunch, showcasing what’s going on in

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Monique

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Posted in Blog on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Meet Monique! By Heidi Buelow Let me introduce you to Monique Assen, one of our kitchen apprentices at Food Shift!  Monique is a wonderful woman full of cheerful energy who loves to cook.  In addition to working in the kitchen, Monique

Food Shift featured in the Alameda Sun!

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Posted in Blog, In the Media on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The Alameda Sun featured an article about us in their blog! Find out how the Food Shift Kitchen is providing job training and employment while creating nutritious meals for the community.

“Food is an important component of self-sufficiency,” said APC  Executive Director Doug Biggs. “But food alone cannot lead to  success, people also need job skills.” Because APC’s goal is to  help individuals gain work-ready skills and become self-sufficient, their partnership with TFSK was a no-brainer.

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Volunteer with Food Shift… In the Kitchen!

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen, located at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC)  is up and running, and we have been busy transforming surplus produce into delicious food for the Alameda Food Bank, City Team Ministries, and  events including the Oakland Earth

Welcome The Food Shift Kitchen’s new chef Terrell Brunet!

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Posted in Blog on Monday, February 27th, 2017

We welcome a new chef and culinary educator to The Food Shift Kitchen, where reducing waste and creating opportunity is at the heart of it all. Terrell Brunet is a southern gentleman with a French-Creole heritage that can be traced

Food Shift’s 2016 highlights – thank you for making all of it possible!

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016

As Food Shift enters our 6th year, I want to first and foremost thank you for all the ways you have supported our work. I’m pleased to share with you some highlights from this past year that you helped make possible: Over

Taste the love: Alameda Kitchen soup nourishes Oakland residents

Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016

For the past five years, Food Shift has been tackling wasted food and hunger through advocacy and collaborative programs around the Bay Area.  Thank you for believing in our work. In 2016, your support helped us launch the Alameda Kitchen

Reflections on the impact of the Alameda Kitchen program

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Posted in Blog on Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Scraping leftovers into the trash, tossing out unused and ugly produce, and rarely utilizing her freezer for storage, Guiselle Reyna says in hindsight, “I didn’t realize how much food I wasted until interning with Food Shift’s Alameda Kitchen!” Prior to

Italian Street Food Fest – West Berkeley

Posted in Events on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

For tickets visit The Italian Street Food Fest Eventbright page Entry is free Menu tickets are limited and price will raise the day of the event! All event proceeds will be donated to Food Shift, an Oakland-based charity that fights

Food Shift selected for REDF’s national social enterprise for jobs accelerator!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

For nearly 20 years, REDF has helped build the field of employment social enterprise by providing grants and specialized advisory services to a portfolio of social enterprises. In 2011, REDF launched the Social Enterprise for Jobs network – SE4Jobs –

Food Shift featured by RSF Social Finance

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Posted in In the Media on Monday, October 24th, 2016

Our friends at RSF Social Finance featured an article about us on their blog. It tells the story of why Dana founded Food Shift. Read the article to discover the vision that led Dana to create Food Shift and the path she

Alameda Kitchen Graduates its First Class

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Alameda Kitchen concluded its first class last Wednesday, October 5th. Our first three-month program was a growing experience for everyone involved. We were inspired by the tenacity and passion the on-the-job trainees (OJTs) brought to their work and encouraged by

Featured in Sierra Magazine

Posted in In the Media on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Its an honor to be included in this list of innovative organizations including our friends at Imperfect and the organization of one of our biggest inspirations – Robert Egger’s LA Kitchen. Together we are shifting food and shaping a more

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.