San Diego Non-Profit Kitchens For Good To Host Free-To-Attend Save The Food Festival On April 30

April 19, 2022

San Diego-based culinary non-profit Kitchens For Good is hosting a free-to-attend Save The Food Festival to celebrate the end of Earth Month at its first retail storefront in Pacific Beach.

Close out Earth Month with Kitchen For Good's Save the Food Fest on Saturday April 30th, from 11am to 2:00pm. The free event will include information for people to learn food waste reduction tips and tricks while enjoying tasty zero-waste treats from San Diego chefs known for their sustainability practices. 

There will also be educational booths by local environmental nonprofits with demonstrations and resources to help people understand how to comply with Senate Bill 1383 (a new state law requiring food waste reduction). Local chefs will offer up delicious small bites and products from local upcycling small business vendors will be available for sampling and purchase. There will also be inventive mocktails and upbeat music. Taking place at the new Kitchens for Good Shop in Pacific Beach, attendees will also have the chance to browse the store’s diverse collection of pre-loved kitchenware items, with the proceeds from all sales going to benefit Kitchens for Good programs. 

"If every San Diegan saved just one pound of food from going to waste each month, in one year the carbon savings would be the equivalent of planting 600,000 trees or having 8,000 fewer cars on the road!" explained Kitchens For Good Communications Manager Maggie McDermott. "Plus, the average family of four could save $1,500 per year! The Shop is an ideal location for Save the Food Fest as it stewards sustainability by keeping tens of thousands of items out of landfills and ensures that items which have been too loved to sell get recycled."

With the initial mission of reducing waste and helping the food-insecure, Kitchens For Good was founded in San Diego in 2014 by Chuck Samuelson and Aviva Paley. Today the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization has evolved to focus on transforming lives through culinary arts. Its California-certified, tuition-free apprenticeship programs offer culinary training and holistic support services to individuals facing barriers to employment for any number of reasons. Kitchens for Good has also increased its sustainability focus by practicing root-to-stem (whole ingredient) cooking, working with community partners on food waste reduction education, and keeping tens of thousands of items out of landfills with its new resale Shop in Pacific Beach.

Kitchens For Good Shop is located at at 980 Hornblend Street in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information, visit