About Us

Our Story

From one humble Armley cafe set up in 2013 by founders Adam and Johanna, in five years The Real Junk Food Project has grown into an organic global network and inspired over 120 projects in 7 countries. TRJFP has saved 5000 tonnes of food, the equivalent of 11.9 million meals. Multiple cafes have opened not just across the UK but around the world, continuing to grow.

Our HQ, now in Wakefield, is our Kindness Sharehouse - a social supermarket stocked only with intercepted food, open 6 days a week. Our team is mainly staffed by volunteers, without whom our work across the UK would not be possible. And of course, there‚Äôs you, our wonderful supporters! Thank you for everything you do, spreading our message and combatting food waste. 

Meet The Team

Our team is constantly expanding, allow us to introduce ourselves.

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Founder & CEO - Adam Smith
Chairman of the board - Chris Doyle
Non-exec Financial Director - Sean Birdsall
Non-exec Operations Director - Chris Flowers
Non-exec Director - Charlotte Jones
Non-exec Director - Alyson Pool
Freegan Box Coordinator - Faith Cavalli
Bookkeeper - Karen Birdsall
Admin - Lisa Whyte


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