Eat for Equity Bay Area is excited to host Food Shift for a backyard BBQ and engaging discussion on Sunday, June 30th in the heart of the Mission at 1133 Treat Ave (entrance via Balmy Alley, between 24th and 25th).
Food Shift is an Oakland-based organization that is tackling the problem of food waste, a significant, if not shocking, phenomenon endemic to our food system. With a holistic view, they engage businesses and the public to address to create awareness and support sustainable food programs. Job creation, food conservation training, toolkits, and fee-for-service food recovery are just a few of their initiatives.
Join us as Dana Frasz, Founder of Food Shift, and her team share with us these innovative projects and ways that you can get involved. We'll have summer fare and beverages, courtesy of your favorite Eat for Equity chefs (volunteers welcome!) and local growers.
Reserve a spot in advance, as there will be limited capacity. Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite, with a suggested $20 contribution, and proceeds will support Food Shift in two of their current projects (details below).
Feel free to contact us with any questions or interest in helping out; there are many ways to get involved. We look forward to seeing you later this month!
- The E4E Bay Area team
About Food Shift:
Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities. Currently they are working closely with Oakland Unified School District to ensure food from the schools is redistributed to students and families rather than thrown away. The intention is to create a model that can be replicated throughout Oakland and beyond.
Food Shift is also interested in developing food recovery models that generate revenue and provide jobs. We believe we can employ and train people in the recovery, redistribution and processing of surplus food.
Food Shift is currently working with Oakland Unified School District to establish a program at two schools that will recover excess food and distribute to students and families rather than have it thrown away. Donations will go towards the $6,000 needed to set up each additional school. Likewise, they are fundraising to support the launch of a program with St. Vincent de Paul and need $10,000 to get that program started.
When & Where
Eat for Equity - Bay Area
We bring people together around good food to raise money for the greater good. We gather in different homes several times a year to eat local, organic meals made from scratch. And in coming together, we manage to do some small good for a community larger than ourselves.