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Founder Farewell: A Letter from Dana Frasz

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Dear Food Shift Community,  It’s time to say farewell and thank you for an incredible eight years. Leading this organization has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. So many hands, hearts, and minds helped to meld

Rob Greenfield’s Request

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Rob Greenfield knows all about saving food from waste – he dove into more than two thousand dumpsters across the United States to demonstrate how nearly half of all food in the U.S. is wasted while 50 million (1 in

Chef Tu David Phu’s Call to Action

Posted in Blog, Events, In the Media on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

“If you ain’t investing in your community and helping people out, you really ain’t doing anything.” – Chef Tu Real talk! We couldn’t have said it better. A love for people and a drive to build resilience in our community are at the

A Message from Advisor Robert Egger

Posted in Blog, Events, In the Media on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We are so excited that longtime Food Shift advisor Robert Egger will join our December 14th holiday party as a special guest speaker. Robert is a nonprofit leader, author, speaker and activist, and he will speak to the power and potential of Food

The Future of Food Shift: A Letter from Our Founder

Posted in Articles, Blog, In the Media, Newsletter on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Dear Food Shift Community, After dedicating much of my life over the past eight years to Food Shift, I want you to be among the first to know of my decision to transition out of my role as Executive Director

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

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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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

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

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

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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. *** “What prompted your organization to do what you

Dana Frasz speaks at the True Cost of American Food Conference

Posted in In the Media on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Food Shift Founder & Director Dana Frasz spoke at The True Cost of American Food Conference on April 15th. The conference brought together a wide range of leaders and interested citizens to address one of the most critical barriers currently preventing sustainable food systems

Food Shift at Santa Clara’s first Food Rescue Forum

Posted in In the Media on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Food Shift founder and director Dana Frasz delivered the first keynote at the Inaugural Silicon Valley Food Rescue Forum. The forum was originally proposed by Dana as a result of research conducted by Food Shift in Santa Clara County. Attended by

Alameda Kitchen in the Press: 2016

Posted in In the Media on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Check out these articles featuring Food Shift and the Alameda Kitchen in 2016! “WASTE NOT: Food Shift launches a test kitchen for a better food system” — Edible East Bay “15 Minutes with Dana Frasz” — California Grocer share:

Check out the Green Thumbprint podcast with Keith Tanner and guest speaker Dana Frasz of Food Shift.

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In this podcast Dana has a conversation with Keith about her journey into the food recovery scene and what inspired her to join the movement. They discuss the impact of food waste on climate change, the local community, and why

Alameda Kitchen in the Press: 2015

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Check out what the press is saying about the Alameda Kitchen! Learn about Food Shift’s inspiration for the kitchen, how the vision has progressed since then, and where we hope to go in the future.  “Alameda Kitchen Transforms Places, Produce, People”

Dana Frasz among 2015 Mic50 honorees!

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Food Shift’s founder Dana Frasz has been selected as an honoree for the inaugural Mic50, which recognizes “the next generation of leaders, innovators, and cultural influencers.” Check out Dana’s profile on the Mic50 website, and get inspired by the work of her

SF Chronicle on Food Shift and Ugly Produce

Posted in In the Media on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

This May, the San Francisco Chronicle featured a front-page article about the work Food Shift and fellow environmental organizations are doing to fight food waste and find uses for “cosmetically challenged” produce. Check out the article to read about how restaurants and grocery

Dana Frasz’s SV2 Presentation

Posted in In the Media on Monday, March 30th, 2015

Unpacking the Reasons for Wasted Food: A Conversation with Dana Frasz and Warren and Betsy Talbot

Posted in In the Media on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Last week, Food Shift founder Dana Frasz was interviewed about wasted food by authors and relationship gurus Warren and Betsy Talbot, who talk about traveling the world and repairing personal relationships through their website and podcast Married with Luggage. Warren and Betsy

Eco Evolution – Local Food for the Global Shift, With Dana Frasz, founder of Food Shift, and Andrew Hasse, producer of the film Edible City

Posted in Blog, In the Media on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

LISTEN TO Eco Evolution: There are major changes taking place in local food systems and how we source and consume food. Wasted food is a major economic and ecological problem, being addressed by many groups including Dana Frasz’ non-profit Food