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Food Shift is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs.
At Food Shift, we believe thousands of people can be employed in the recovery, redistribution and processing of excess food. By reducing food waste, we can feed the hungry, create jobs, combat climate change, and cultivate more sustainable communities.
In 2016, we opened The Food Shift Kitchen in Alameda. Using fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded due to cosmetic imperfections, the Food Shift Kitchen creates nutritious food products that can be sold to local businesses or provided food insecure communities. In the Kitchen, we employ and train formerly homeless individuals as part of our on-the-job training program. Apprentices in the program receive 6 months of culinary training and catering experience that will help them secure jobs in the food industry after they graduate. With this model, Food Shift is preventing food waste while disrupting the cycle of poverty and hunger.