Nonprofit Hosts Meal of Gratitude June 24

Courtesy    The Italian restaurant hidden just off Park Street, C’Era Una Volta, will be the location for a special dinner to benefit the Food Shift Program this coming Monday.

On Monday, June 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Food Shift will host an evening of inspiring stories and delicious vegetarian food to celebrate its culinary training program apprentices and graduates. Diners will be able to taste a vegetarian meal prepared by Food Shift kitchen apprentices at C’Era Una Volta, the Italian restaurant, at 1332 Park St. Ste. D. 

Food Shift staff will also share program updates including metrics, new partners and information about Food Shift Catering.

Tickets range from $25 to $100 and include: refreshments and a meal cooked by Chef Suzy Medios, Chef Jen Franco and kitchen program apprentices; a chance to meet the Food Shift staff and community and a raffle ticket to win a Food Shift tote bag with a poster, jam and sticker inside.

Food Shift works to reduce the harmful impacts of wasted food and improve community health through the recovery, redistribution and processing of surplus food. Food Shift Catering, a social enterprise kitchen, provides training and jobs to individuals with barriers to employment. Chef Medios leads the culinary education and food production. Program apprentices are residents of Alameda Point Collaborative, an organization that provides housing to formerly homeless individuals.
Food Shift products including:  jams, pickles and sauces will be available for purchase.

C’Era Una Volta and HF&H Consultants generously sponsored the event. Buy tickets at 

For more about the Food Shift program, see