AIRED: October 7, 2013– 11 am PST
TITLE: “With Hunger a National Issue … Why is 40% of All Food Produced in the US Wasted?”
SPECIAL GUEST: Dana Frasz
Working to feed people, not landfills.
We know that food is valuable nutrition which uses precious environmental resources and should be used to feed people in our communities.
Food Shift works collaboratively with communities and businesses to increase awareness and shift behaviors toward a more sustainable use of food. We create replicable programs and tools which can be implemented and utilized to divert food loss in homes, businesses and municipalities. We are dedicated to developing, testing and supporting new models that create sustainable and systemic change.
Through reducing waste— we can create jobs, feed the hungry, conserve natural resources, combat climate change and cultivate more sustainable communities. Food Shift is working toward these goals through education, food recovery and business partnerships.
Currently Food Shift has ads in Bay Area trains and train stations that are exposing the paradox of extreme food waste in a country with so much hunger. These ads encourage people to sign the pledge to reduce food waste which is a major focus for Food Shift right now.
ABOUT DANA FRASZ
Dana Frasz has spent the last decade working across sectors to advance social innovation for a more environmentally and socially just world. In college, she worked with administrators, students, local businesses and organizations as the founder and director of the award-winning Empty Bellies program.
Each day she and her team collected and redistributed food and other items from college campuses and local food establishments to communities in need in New York. By her senior year she coordinated 12 businesses, recruited and managed 45 volunteers and had created a new system and mindset around food waste in and around campus.
Dana spent three years as a Manager at Ashoka, planning, managing and executing competitions aimed at finding innovative solutions to global problems. Frasz is an experienced organizer, connector and social entrepreneur with a passion for developing a more just, sustainable, and less wasteful world. Dana loves dancing, gardening, camping and has spent the last two years building her organization Food Shift.