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23rd March 2020

The founder of The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP), Adam Smith, is mobilising TRJFP’s network in Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and Calderdale to provide food to all who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also calling for volunteers and funds to support this massive effort. TRJFP was set up by Adam Smith in 2013…

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Vacancy: Head of Operations

2nd October 2019

The Real Junk Food Project team is looking for a head of operations at their HQ, the Kindness Sharehouse in Wakefield. Full time position: £16,380 The role Your duties and responsibilities are to oversee the daily running of the Sharehouse and coordinate the appropriate resources to effectively manage the smooth inflow and outflow supply chains of the…

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Sharehouse Evolution: Zero Waste Shop

16th September 2019

The key to The Real Junk Food Project’s success has always been the ability to build quietly and to always start as if it’s day one. We can never rest on our laurels and are determined to keep innovating and progressing. We want to continue to be at the forefront of what our customers want…

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Help us bring Kindness Sharehouse to York!

27th August 2019

Our new Crowdfunder is live 💚🌱🌎 The Real Junk Food Project is bringing #Kindness to York by building our next Sharehouse, to be the centre of activities for TRJFP York and support other organisations. Please go to our Crowdfunder page and pledge to support us. We have one month to make this a success and anything you…

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Zelig Kitchen takes shape!

26th August 2019

From shipping containers….to Zelig Kitchen! We’ve been hard at work partnering with Ace Container Services Ltd since our Crowdfunder to build ended in June. We can now say we have the beginnings of our chameleon kitchen! In the workshop units are starting to take shape! Our doors and windows are now cut and in place. They will…

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280 bellies fed at Waste Food Wedding!

11th August 2019

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…these are the things a bride needs on her wedding day. But what about being green? Would you feed food that would have otherwise been wasted to your guests? Thats exactly what Joe and Kayley Tilston did on their wedding day – for 280 people yesterday at…

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WRAP food waste report: shocking statistics. Lets be part of the solution.

25th July 2019

The Real Junk Food Project comments on WRAP UK (Waste and Resources Action Program) report out today on the scale of food waste. The statistics are absolutely shocking: – About 3.6 million tonnes of food surplus and waste occur before it even leaves UK farms every year, worth £1.2 billion. – 7.2% of all food…

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28th June 2019

A question we get asked a lot is “can I come and shop with you, I’m not on benefits?” Or “what proof do I need to bring with me to get food?”. In reality, you don’t need anything. At The Real Junk Food Project, we believe in creating a sustainable food system and circular economy,…

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4th June 2019

This week, we are celebrating Volunteers Week, and those who give so much to The Real Junk Food Project every week. We want to recognise their kindness by sharing their experiences and achievements across this week. Since opening the Kindness Sharehouse HQ in Wakefield, our team have surpassed the 100 ton milestone of food intercepted!…

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Crowdfunder: we did it!

14th May 2019

Over £10,000 raised in one week by 117 supporters. We don’t know what to say other than Thank you 💚 We are so grateful to every person who donated, shared and supported with kindness, with donations still coming in! Building Zelig catering and training kitchen is going to be an amazing next step for the project. We can’t…

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