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Job Opportunity: Food Recovery and Catering Delivery Driver!

Posted in Blog, Job Opportunities on Monday, May 6th, 2019

Food Shift is seeking a food recovery driver for immediate start! Job Description: The Food Recovery Driver will use the Food Shift van to help transport recovered food from San Francisco to The Food Shift Kitchen in Alameda. This role is

Food Shift culinary program graduate, Anthony

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Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Uplifting and inspiring visit today from Food Shift culinary program graduate, Anthony. He is now working 2 part-time jobs, saving money for the first time and going to school! We talked about how he feels and what he’s learning and he

Auctioned Persian Dinner a Success!

Posted in Blog on Monday, March 11th, 2019

A group of 8 friends and supporters enjoyed a fun, family-style Persian buffet at the home of a Food Shift volunteer in early March, an offering that went to the highest bidder at the silent auction portion of Food Shift’s

Ribollita – an easy stew using leftovers for dinner

Posted in Articles, Blog, Recipes, Uncategorized on Monday, February 4th, 2019

At Food Shift our efforts are focused on recovering good food that would otherwise be wasted. We know that Americans throw away an estimated 25% of the food they bring home, so we’d like to start sharing some inspiring recipes to

Food Shift’s Job Training Program Changes Lives for Formerly Homeless Apprentices

Posted in Articles, Blog on Friday, December 21st, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we are happy to share some inspiring success stories from The Food Shift Kitchen, our social enterprise that provides culinary workforce training and employment to jobless adults while rescuing food and feeding the community.

Food Shift Featured in Sustainable Oakland Report

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Monday, October 29th, 2018

Food Shift is honored to be featured alongside other successful community projects in the Sustainable Oakland Report for 2016-2017! Food Shift is listed under the “Sustainable Consumption and Production” section. We at Food Shift wholeheartedly agree with the report’s statement

Check it out! Food Shift’s mid-year impact

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Monday, July 23rd, 2018

2018 has been Food Shift’s biggest year yet! Just halfway through the year we have already surpassed last year’s numbers. This is only possible through the network or supporters and partners that have supported Food Shift every step of the

[New supplies needed!] The Food Shift Kitchen Essential Supplies List

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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

Henrika’s Speech – Life Before & After Encountering The APC

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The first day of February was a significant one for all of us at Food Shift. The 3rdclass of apprentices graduated from the Culinary Employment and Certification Programat The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK). The program, which began in 2016, equips

Dinner with Andy Fisher: Fighting Hunger with Economic Justice

Posted in Blog on Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Dana and Andy holding up a copy of Andy's book

On Thursday, April 19th The Food Shift Kitchen & Imperfect Produce hosted a special event featuring Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. Andy is an activist and food justice advocate who

Film Screening of Anthony Bourdain’s “Wasted” plus Panel Discussion ft. Dana Frasz

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Join us on Thursday April 26th at 7pm for a special film screening of Anthony Bourdain’s film “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” plus a panel discussion with local food waste experts. We will engage in conversation about the broader

Food Shift Participates in Food Waste Innovation Field Trip

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Last Thursday, Food Shift Founder and Director Dana Frasz attended a Food Waste Innovation Field Trip at Imperfect Produce, hosted by ReFED, with the goal of deepening engagement with food waste in the San Francisco Bay Area community of funders.

The Food Shift Kitchen: Catering for Companies that Care

Posted in Blog on Monday, December 18th, 2017

The Food Shift Kitchen delivers great taste with great impact.  Our food services provide jobs for those with barriers to employment, while making the most of fresh ingredients from local suppliers that would have otherwise been wasted. Revenue generated supports our

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

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

Voices from the Food Shift Kitchen: Allen

Posted in Blog on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Interviewed by Heidi Buelow Meet Allen Beene, a mixed-media portrait artist and one of our Spring 2017 apprentices, who joined The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK) program after a multi-year stint at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Farm. The APC Farm

Let Us Cook You Dinner!

Posted in Blog on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

We are excited to announce the launching of our new partnership with, an online marketplace for us to sell our products from The Food Shift Kitchen! Here you can find a listing of our delicious dishes, all original recipes