The Real Junk Food Project is the founding Community Interest Company of The Real Junk Food Project global network and has empowered and inspired hundreds of similar projects worldwide. It is a revolutionary concept designed to challenge and highlight the issues of food waste while creating inclusive environments where everyone is welcome. Consisting of cafés, outside catering, events, Sharehouse: TRJFP and Kindness into Schools, it uses the Pay As You Feel Concept to utilise surplus food, educate the general public and campaign against global issues that food waste creates. We intercept surplus food from a wide range of places including supermarkets, restaurants, wholesalers, food banks, food photographers and using common sense and decades of experience make a judgement on whether the food is fit for human consumption.
We believe it is a human right to have access to food, and with so much going to waste, we wanted to create an inclusive concept where we could facilitate this food and give access to every human being. We designed TRJFP to no longer be needed, and by setting educational goals, we believe we can achieve this within the next generation. Our aim is to join forces with as many people as possible and let’s REALLY feed the world.
Over 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced globally is lost or wasted every year, if one fourth of this was saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people.Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations