Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Communities

idea by danafrasz
Food Shift: Reducing Waste, Strengthening Communities

Applicant Name

First and Last Name:

Dana Frasz

Website

www.foodshift.net

What inspired your idea?

40% of the food produced in the US is wasted while 50 million Americans are food insecure. Despite national efforts, these problems are intensifying and taking a huge toll on the environment and the health of our communities. For decades, we have relied on charity groups to address these massive challenges and it’s clear that we need to develop more sustainable, scalable and effective strategies. Extreme food waste in the presence of hunger is one of the most disturbing, and yet solvable, paradoxes of our time and one that is of critical importance for people, the planet and the economy.

What’s your social impact business idea?

Food Shift is developing a food recovery model that will reduce food waste, feed the hungry and provide jobs. Food Shift is working with Andronico’s, a grocer with 5 stores in the Bay Area, who is willing to pay a fee-for-service for Food Shift to customize a daily food collection program for their surplus food. This model helps the grocer reduce disposal costs and receive a tax deduction while the revenue generated allows for financial sustainability and the capacity to train and employ a disadvantaged individual from a partner agency – providing both immediate food assistance and long term skill building for self-sufficiency. We aim to create a food recovery service sector as an extension of our current waste management system and as a way to create jobs in the green economy.

What is your impact and how is it relevant to the business?

Food Shift is changing the paradigm around food recovery and paving the way for a new service sector to emerge. In year one Food Shift aims to recover food from 5 Andronico’s locations. The impacts include: thousands of pounds and dollars of food rescued; revenue generated to support wages for vulnerable populations; increased access to nutritious foods leading to improved health; and a sustainable food recovery model developed which can be replicated. Food Shift is a triple bottom line solution that could expand across the US, employing people, transforming businesses, cutting waste, feeding the hungry and reducing carbon and methane emissions from transport and rotting food.

How will you establish sustainable impact in the locations you wish to serve?

A key component of Food Shift’s program is collaboration with existing food assistance centers that have resources like vehicles, workers, storage and refrigeration. Food Shift ensures buy-in and support and leverages these available assets toward the shared purpose of reduced food waste, increased food access and employment. We provide a service that operates within the food establishment’s preferences and the fee-for-service model ensures professional and reliable pickups. We will carefully track costs and cost savings associated with the program to demonstrate financial viability for all partners. We prioritize making this program a win-win-win for all parties.

What does success look like, including measurements and reporting on the business and your impact?

The success of this program will be based on:
• Thousands of pounds of nutritious food rescued and redistributed to communities in need will be carefully logged and tracked with each pickup from food establishments.
• Providing paid, part-time employment (20 hours a month) for 2 drivers by June 2014.
• Each program, after the pilot phase will generate enough revenue to cover costs and receive a profit.
• Positive financial benefit for grocer from both reduced waste disposal costs and tax deductions.
• Documenting process, challenges and insights, and costs to formulate a model that can be replicated.
• Exposure in media to promote business model and engage additional clients.

What would $50,000 mean for your business? And how will it help your company better reach its goals?

This award would further legitimize and endorse Food Shift as a leader in the food movement and help elevate the urgency of developing strategies to tackle hunger and food waste in ways that are more effective. Providing this honor to Food Shift will allow us to ensure more people eat good food, reduce food waste and protect land, air and water for future generations. Food Shift is at a tipping point with this work and this award would indicate the support for a food waste reduction social enterprise. These funds would cover our year-one costs in order to pilot our program, assess costs and impact, develop a model with best practices and roll out to additional stores.

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We need to raise awareness... Go team!!

by jenny.dawson.11
10 months ago | Reply

We are in the final stretch and we are so thrilled with all the love, support and encouragement for our work. If you want to keep in touch with Food Shift you can find us on facebook, twitter and you can sign up for our newsletter here: http://foodshift.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=aa87162e95b3e9ac2c4756439&id=f7db071d5e. We will let you know in a few weeks about the outcome of the contest. Thanks again for helping us shift the system!

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

Food = life source, medicine, fuel. Food Shift just makes sense. With so many hungry families, children and people out there - how could we not take the excess to nourish the hungry?! I love this idea, let's shift!

by sunflowerutopia
10 months ago | Reply

you got my vote!!!!

by hellapuppydog13
10 months ago | Reply

I'm so thrilled that someone is doing something about this issue. It's just common sense that you should save excess food and give it to those in need. I'm surprised it wasn't really on the radar until recently..

by katherinetj.wei
10 months ago | Reply

I agree!

by avaziri257
10 months ago | Reply

I agree! Seems like common sense and a completely sustainable model.

by sunflowerutopia
10 months ago | Reply

Food Shift is an outstanding organization. Happy to vote for them!

by jake.b.irvin
10 months ago | Reply

Food shift's work targets with an issue that effects every one of us. It's great to see an organization like this be eligible for this kind of support. I sincerely hope that Food Shift receives this award to further develop its initiative.

by mason.cummings
10 months ago | Reply

Good luck Dana!

by arundhuti.gupta
10 months ago | Reply

Food Shift is doing such great work! Instead of producing new food for the hungry, they're utilizing the abundant food we already have. This is such a smart and intuitive way to help the environment and the community with one effort! Great work! I hope Food Shift wins!

by bob.j.senna
10 months ago | Reply

This is a fantastic idea!

by Geam91119
10 months ago | Reply

Feeding America recently came out with a study about hunger and food insecurity in America >>

"In Los Angeles alone, 650,000 children that live there are at risk of going hungry, more than in any other county in the United States. That's a population larger than the entire state of Wyoming, or roughly the same number of people who live in the District of Columbia." http://bit.ly/120fYYj

Food Shift is not only focused on feeding hungry people, but connecting the dots to the U.S. surplus of food. They are incredibly collaborative and want to provide support to currently existing food rescue organizations.

Food Shift is an awesome solution to a crazy, unnecessary problem that exists in the U.S.

by LaurenDellaQ
10 months ago | Reply

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by Zyron
10 months ago | Reply

I hope you guys win!

by randy.ortiz.98
10 months ago | Reply

The work Food Shift is doing is awesome! I've personally seen...and eaten....some of the food they've rescued and it's a shame that good food is going to waste when we have people starving. Good luck in the contest and all your work!!

by flyingg
10 months ago | Reply

This is a great initiative! Food scarcity is a huge issue, and this program presents a solid solution to an issue that can end suffering for millions of people. It would be a shame if food shift does not get recognized!

by Jeffm91
10 months ago | Reply

Thank you for your support!

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

When so many are starving in our own communities this program only makes sense!

by jade.grenier.549
10 months ago | Reply

50 million Americans are food insecure and 17 million children don't have adequate access to food. This is absurd. 85% of these families have at least one working adult - these families are trying but just can't make ends meet. Meanwhile we are producing twice as much food as is needed in this country! If we were to rescue just 15% of food that is thrown out, we could feed 25 million people - cutting the food insecurity rate in half. We CAN do this!

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

It's amazing the quality of food you can find in a dumpster in America!

by ridge to reef farm
10 months ago | Reply

It is unbelievable the food you can find in a dumpster in America. As a dumpster diver myself who gets 95% of my food from what stores have thrown away, I go through an emotional roller coaster about the experience. I am excited to have free food but also extremely angry and troubled that its o.k. to throw such good food away. We eat like kings and queens! Organic smoothies each day, delicious vegetables, entire plants, cheese, yogurt, you name it! Each time we come home with food it inspires me to work harder to ensure we start feeding our people more than our trash cans. Thank you all for the support!

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

Food Shift is empowering the communities and getting people to not only increase their awareness on the food waste crisis but also act and volunteer. Dana has been a blessing to work with, a true environmentalist and activist. Regardless if Food Shift wins this contest they will continue to fight for this issue! LETS GO FOOD SHIFT! WOOOOOOOOO!

by avaziri257
10 months ago | Reply

This is so important. Other issues on here are great as well, but how many are really CHANGING THE WORLD? People are hungry and too much food is wasted. Food Shift is helping connect the dots!!!

by mark.enrique.94
10 months ago | Reply

Yes! Love this! Such a beautiful and essential mission. LOVE

by hydrolion
10 months ago | Reply

Can't wait to see Food Shift do some good in the community! Great stuff!!!!

by jacqueline.kelleher
10 months ago | Reply

This is a no brainer, and a massive opportunity to create real value for people who need it -- go Food Shift!

by rob.caucci
10 months ago | Reply

Indeed! :)

by avaziri257
10 months ago | Reply

What a brilliant idea to help our city and get resources to those who really need it. This would make us more efficient and better global citizens. Thumbs up for Food Shift!

by chelseababyyy
10 months ago | Reply

Good luck Food Shift! :)

by roberto.c.chavez.71
10 months ago | Reply

What a fantastic project—wish you all the best!!

by nathanagin
10 months ago | Reply

Working with Food Shift has been awesome and inspiring. The opportunity for innovation at a macro and micro perspective seems endless and I cannot wait to see what tomorrow, next month, and next year will have in store for our team.

Dana and Food Shift are truly on the right track to make a difference.

by LaurenDellaQ
10 months ago | Reply

This is in important issue that needs to be addressed!

by nickflorek
10 months ago | Reply

Without a doubt!

by avaziri257
10 months ago | Reply

Great program, would love to see more of this in more communities

by ACWeitzner
10 months ago | Reply

YES! It must expand, this funding would be huge for food shift!

by avaziri257
10 months ago | Reply

Dana, you know I love your cause. Keep up the great work!!

by kamryn.garcia
10 months ago | Reply

Go Dana! It's time that this problem is addressed, and Dana is the person for the job. Help her and Food Shift end our wasteful lifestyle!

by victor.vulovic
10 months ago | Reply

Great Job Dana! Good stewardship is one thing this country lacks tremendously and leadership in areas like this is much needed.

by chris scesny
10 months ago | Reply

Dana is a visionary. This is something we as a society desperately need. Kudos to Food shift for raising visibility of this issue - this literally does have the power to change the world.

by orleem
10 months ago | Reply

If you are looking for a great cause to support, you could not find a better leader.

My guess is that if we can stop wasting food in the near future, Dana is going to have a HUGE hand in making it happen.

by andrewbkitchell
10 months ago | Reply

food is soooo Basic. We can live without a lot but not with out fuel for the human body. We all see the big corporations have created an atmosphere (and reality of climate change) of scarcity but we can overcome that illusion with projects like this. Support the roots of our revival. Good work Dana. May many many of us emulate your initiating common sense healthy practices.

by vertica111ift
10 months ago | Reply

How monumental would it be if we (here in the US) changed the way the world approaches food conservation? This is a chance to make the world a better place, and Food Shift has the approach and the model to make it happen.

by floresen
10 months ago | Reply

It's a very big problem in the world we live in. Food Shift can truly make a change!

by Christi13
10 months ago | Reply

Love to support the important work of Food Shift!

by beetaylor
10 months ago | Reply

Yay! Food shift is awesome!

by kim.salyers1
10 months ago | Reply

Dana Franz, a true inspiration to make a difference in our world!

by bostonkath
10 months ago | Reply

Great work Food Shift!

by wessamuel
10 months ago | Reply

This sounds like an incredible cause. Thank you Dana Frasz for attempting something truly meaningful!

by lorcafaunce
10 months ago | Reply

As someone who works in food and sustainability I can say that food waste is a real elephant in the room. Food shift is doing important and meaningful work and we need to support them in their cause.

by asteadyrollingman
10 months ago | Reply

I completely agree with you. I've been passionate about the paradox of food waste and hunger for 11 years but when I moved to the Bay Area in 2011 I realized how much this issue was left out of the conversation. I saw it as a gap in the ecosystem and a gap in the action toward a more just and sustainable food system. We cannot have a sustainable food system if we are throwing away 40% of all the food we produce! It is absolutely critical for our environment, the health of our communities and the sustainability of our businesses that we address this issue - it is one of the most disturbing and yet solvable paradoxes of our time. Thank you for your support.

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

I wish that someone had been doing something like this when I was a kid. My family ate the cheapest food the store had to offer because we had to extend out budget. Food handed out was often also extremely processed and I was malnourished as a kid as a result. And often we just plain went hungry at the end of the month. Life would have been improved if good people worked hard to redistribute wasted food to people like us. Dana, thank you for working so hard to make this happen, I hope you win and grow this thing huge so that the changes you have made in your life can reach out beyond and touch others beyond your current reach! Hugs and love to you!!!
Patty and Ray

by patricia.schumann
10 months ago | Reply

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment Patricia. There are so many children who are growing up with a lack of access to nutritious food. I live in West Oakland where we have almost 60 liquor stores and no grocery stores. It's sad to see what the kids I babysit for eat. They have low energy and are sick a lot. It's a crime that we are allowing so much good food to go to waste while so many people are hungry. We should be ashamed as a nation. Thank you for your support of our work.

by danafrasz
10 months ago | Reply

Such a powerful message. It's predicted that we will have 9 billion people on this earth by 2050. Food Shift is providing us the blueprint on how we can avoid a major hunger crisis, and is currently reducing hunger in Oakland.This organization is going to change the way we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

by cbehrle
10 months ago | Reply

It takes a village to raise a child. Our children need to see by example how we treat our valuable resources, food being a top resource. Finding ways to distribute and provide surplus, edible food is so important for our schools and community. Finding these ways takes some initial investment. Let's raise our children in a healthy, waste free community by casting a vote to assist Food Shift in this endevor!

by Nancy Deming
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you for your support Nancy. It has been wonderful working with you and I am so pleased that our school food recovery program is up and running in the Oakland schools. Together we are creating a model for reducing food waste and hunger with the school systems and we will be able to share the toolkit we create with other schools around the country. This is such an important part of Food Shift's work and I am glad to be working with you!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Totally agree. Food Shift has created a sustainable business model the strengthens communities. Great idea!

by cbehrle
10 months ago | Reply

Dana has amazing ideas. Her mission and goal is clear, let's do all we can to help her achieve it.. GO DANA!

by RichardJames
10 months ago | Reply

A fantastic initiative, tackling such a huge issue and having impact at so many levels!

by pmnz
11 months ago | Reply

Makes such great sense. I'm delighted to see a well-organized, smart, energetic team take on this crucial problem. Go for it!

by nolanlove
11 months ago | Reply

So excited for your amazing mission! Keep up the AMAZING work! You have our support for sure!

by emily.ilowit
11 months ago | Reply

So excited for FoodShift! Can't wait to see something like it here in New Orleans. Good luck!

by margaret.davidson.71
11 months ago | Reply

Hi Margaret - we already have a Food Shift in Austin. We are working on designing our roll-out model for other cities. I would love to see one in New Orleans! Here is a link to the Food Shift Austin page: http://foodshiftaustin.org/

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Dana for this inspiring endeavor. We (MIdcoast Pachamama-Awakening the Dreamer group) met your mom a short time ago at one of our circle meetings and we were very impressed with this idea~and You. So - keep up the good work. I've posted it to my Facebook page and will follow your progress! Love.

by aimee.moffittmercer
11 months ago | Reply

Hi Aimee,
Thank you so much for the support. The Pachamama Alliance has a very special place in my heart and the growth and strength I acquired on my journey in Ecuador really helped me to realize the dream of Food Shift. We all have gifts to bring to this world and we each have an opportunity to make a difference. Food Shift would not be here today without the support from a huge community of people. Thank you for doing the work you do and thank you for your support.

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Dana has been innovatively initiating projects to reduce waste and hunger as long as I've known her (about 10 years). Her ideas have come to life before my eyes and had an enormous impact on the communities she's served. Taking this project and expanding upon it for the whole Bay Area will make a difference for so many families. Dana's enthusiasm has not been quelled despite the fact that we are no longer naive college students. She has already made a huge impact on the world and will go on to do amazing things. Like any movement, this one needs support. I feel confident that Food Shift deserves this award.

by pinkbandaids
11 months ago | Reply

Courtney - thank you for such a thoughtful comment. You are right, Food Shift is a long time in the making and this is an issue I have been studying, building and connecting around for over a decade. Thank you for your support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Simply awesome!

by danlack
11 months ago | Reply

Good luck and keep up the great work!!!

by Appelbom
11 months ago | Reply

Keep making the world better Ms. Frazzle

by kronegg10
11 months ago | Reply

This is an issue I hear so many people talk about (me included) just in passing . . . but so few actually do something to correct the problem. So happy and, honestly relieved, to see that you have taken the reins with such force to make a difference! Keep doing what you're doing and I hope people continue to fall in behind you to support!

by EliseBechard
11 months ago | Reply

Good work, Dana!

by jmleahy
11 months ago | Reply

Finally! Someone working on what to do about all the wasted food in this country. Such a waste of resources, labor, and perfectly good food!

by erikabowman
11 months ago | Reply

Awesome!

by Nephrok
11 months ago | Reply

Great job Dana, I'm proud to have you for a friend! is so sure to win!

by juniorbr
11 months ago | Reply

Create (a) employment to (b) redistribute food that (c) otherwise would go to waste. Triple winner! All power to Food Shift.

by arnohesse
11 months ago | Reply

Perfectly said. Go Food Shift!

by mchafetz
11 months ago | Reply

Dana is the one person I trust implicitly to make the world a better place.

by alrightperhaps
11 months ago | Reply

Keep up the good work Ms. Frasz!

by Billy6footer
11 months ago | Reply

good luck!

by meowbark34
11 months ago | Reply

This is a win-win model, great job Dana! May it win here and continue to grow!

by Meghanetta
11 months ago | Reply

Here's to changing the world!

by kim.a.lincoln.5
11 months ago | Reply

Great use of a viable business model to effect environmental and social impact!

by JoshD
11 months ago | Reply

Good luck!!

by Gregtam5
11 months ago | Reply

Amazing program and leadership! Dana is an inspiration...

by drewchafetz
11 months ago | Reply

Impressive program! It delivers real change on a local level by satisfying a need for a large food retailer. Now that's the way to get things done! Kudos!

by JoshPeerless
11 months ago | Reply

Amazing program, Dana!!!

by cherie.e.rankin
11 months ago | Reply

This looks great Dana!

by dlsolof
11 months ago | Reply

Inspirational work. Tell me what can be better than to be inspired to do GOOD work????

by nz
11 months ago | Reply

Great work, Dana!!!

by davan.walker.7
11 months ago | Reply

What great work Dana is doing with FoodShift. It directly and practically tackles the problem of food waste, an environmental issue that we all could work harder to combat. FoodShift deserves the $50K to further the great work!

by alex.khoobani
11 months ago | Reply

FoodShift has really taken off, and for good reason! One of the most forward looking, action oriented and active food campaigns I've ever seen.

by brandonbucket
11 months ago | Reply

Talk about a win-win solution. This is a great model and Dana is a force we must unleash to its fullest potential on the task of foodwaste.

by ajoyravenhill
11 months ago | Reply

Really super impressed.

by adenike
11 months ago | Reply

I know Dana and she is a force to be reckoned with. If anyone can get us to reduce food waste and create jobs doing it, its Dana. Please support her project with your vote :)

by dave.room
11 months ago | Reply

Very impressive that Dana has carried on with the vision she created at Sarah Lawrence College and has developed it into a viable model to both reduce hunger and increase employment. Hopeful that it can and will be replicated elsewhere.

by deanhub
11 months ago | Reply

Thanks for the support everyone! If you are interested in staying up to date with our work, you can sign up for our newsletter here: http://foodshift.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=aa87162e95b3e9ac2c4756439&id=f7db071d5e

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

This is awesome; it resonates with a passion and vision I have had for years to get more waste food resources out into the under-served parts of our communities. Excellent work!

by sciadunn
11 months ago | Reply

I was lucky enough to work with Dana when FoodShift was its nascent phase at Sarah Lawrence College. This woman is a force and I love her!

by jmorgan@slc.edu
11 months ago | Reply

Keep up the good work Dana!

by deepowahz
11 months ago | Reply

I fell lucky to be in San Francisco, to have connected to FoodShift and to have learned about new ways we can make a difference.

by DaveForGood
11 months ago | Reply

Food Shift really brings a new conversation and solutions to the table when it comes to food waste and hunger. I really enjoy how Food Shift looks into the deep systemic issues going on with food in the U.S.

Good Luck!

by anthony.calegariheimuli
11 months ago | Reply

this is such a wonderful idea and I want nothing more than to see it become a reality, you have my vote!

by overlord346
11 months ago | Reply

This is such a great idea. What a no-brainer! Get wasted food to people who need it, instead of filling the landfill! Keep up the good work!

by michelle.fae.rodrigues
11 months ago | Reply

Food Shift is an incredible project that is one of a kind from what I have seen and heard of in the food salvaging world! Dana Frasz is an amazing woman with such a caring heart and a very intelligent mind! She has worked tirelessly with all her heart on this project! Vote for Food Shift! :)

by FilipinaChica
11 months ago | Reply

Food shift is amazing...well worth any and all recognition that come it's way.

by peter.rogen
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you for the support Peter. We wouldn't be here without a whole team of people who have helped us along the way.

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

I agree that this 'business' model should and could be adopted by every major city across the U.S.! Amazing ideas from a brilliant team of socially minded people like yourselves will continue to change the way we know and approach the world around us.

by patty.roberts.73
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Patty!!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Incredible project, great concept, can't wait for the results to show. We need more people like Dana who care for those in need.

by patogallo
11 months ago | Reply

This is awesome. You Rock!

by pete.boccadoro
11 months ago | Reply

Such a great idea to marry a surplus to a demand in a smart and community serving way!

by robderderian
11 months ago | Reply

This is calling to attention an OBVIOUS problem in our country--thank goodness Dana is not only articulately addressing this problem, but effectively applying an obvious (albeit difficult!) solution. You're awesome, Dana!

by slgross86
11 months ago | Reply

There are simple solutions to this overwhelming problem, and Dana knows how to make them happen.

by rachelle.padgett
11 months ago | Reply

Not only is this a great idea, Dana practices what she preaches. It seems crazy that hunger can exist in the United States, especially considering the amounts of food waste we produce.

by thegrassr00ts
11 months ago | Reply

There is a lot of heart and brain in this initiative. Go Dana!

by wilkristin
11 months ago | Reply

I love what Food Shift is doing, it is truly inspiring and should be in every major city and community. Keep up the great work & good luck!

by Kingman06
11 months ago | Reply

Food shift is revolutionary and eco-forward. Very bold and very effective. Let us please help them win!!!

by Ambessa
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Ambessa!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

This is a great idea, much needed on a wide spread scale. Congratulations Dana on all your incredible work!

by zoe.tryon.1
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Zoe!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

The passion and drive that Dana and all the folks over at Food Shift have is unparalleled. Take the time to help promote these visionaries and their cause. Good luck.

by Tim Smith
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you for the kind words Tim. Food Shift is a team of volunteers who are building a movement. We have accomplished so much in the past year on so few resources it is incredible. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to develop new solutions that can have bigger impact. Thanks for your support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Absolutely the movement we need!

by risingtidebird
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Thanks Dana for seeing an awful problem and setting out to fix it! Solving so many problems with wasted resources. Hopefully you can get the support you need to make this nation wide. THIS WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN CHARGE!

by heidi.prisco
11 months ago | Reply

Heidi, thank you for your vote and your kind words. Each of us is more powerful than we realize and can make change if we set our hearts and minds to it. Thank you for your support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

What a great idea. We throw away so much edible food while many Americans are unable to feed their families. Food Shift is making what seems to be an obvious connection. You have my vote, and I wish you the best of luck!

by cbehrle
11 months ago | Reply

Brilliant! A cause everyone can stand behind. The days of excessive food waste should be slipping behind us and Food Shift sounds ready to lead the change.

by rzilla
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you for the support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Great cause. Keep up the good work!

by ashley.terrill
11 months ago | Reply

Great idea Dana! And love the thoughtfulness of trying to document this to make it possible to replicate/scale. All the best!

by bernise
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Bernise!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Way to go Dana! We support you and thank you for your enthusiasm...You have my vote!

by mommy2boyz
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you so much!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

YES! I love supporting Food Shift and all the fantastic work they do. Excited to watch you all grow :)

by whitney.hofacker
11 months ago | Reply

This is SO important right now. Bravo DF!

by Antonio Commisso
11 months ago | Reply

What an amazing project! More people need to know about this.

by andymaher
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you Andy!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

We should be doing this everywhere. Imagine what it would mean to provide jobs, reduce waste and feed the hungry all with one program!

by lesley.fernow
11 months ago | Reply

Greetings from the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is such an important initiative we all need to support! Good luck Dana!

by EJ Wensing PhD
11 months ago | Reply

A powerful movement that needs to be heard, felt, and empowered on all fronts. Keep up the amazing work, Dana!

by rebeccaliel
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

A much needed activist in this day and age. This prize would be well-deserved. Best of luck to you!

by george.gayl
11 months ago | Reply

Thanks George!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

If you are interested in learning more about our work, please feel free to watch this 8 minute video presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rVri-Gjpb8&feature=youtu.be. And contact info@foodshift.net for more information.

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

What a great cause!

by phuzle
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you for the support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

So excited to see this project up an running! Would love for it to spread california wide!

by jess.beckett
11 months ago | Reply

Me too! Thanks for the support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Amazing project! I'd love to see it coast to coast!

by frank.furter.353
11 months ago | Reply

Me too! Thanks for the support!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

Good luck, Dana!! This is amazing!

by chrisbarrett
11 months ago | Reply

Dana, thank you for all the hard work you've put into FoodShift. Great work! Please keep up the good fight.

by andyn06
11 months ago | Reply

This matters! Let's get this pilot going.

by kbierce
11 months ago | Reply

This is great! Good job Dana and Food Shift!

by mark.enrique.94
11 months ago | Reply

Thank you to all those who consider voting for Food Shift and supporting our work. We are eternally grateful!

by danafrasz
11 months ago | Reply

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Friday, May 31

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Friday, June 14
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Tuesday, July 02

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