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TRJFP feed thousands of families

27th May 2020

The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP), Parklands Primary School and Dennis Distribution today joined forces. Their goal was to feed thousands of children and families across Leeds within a three-hour period this Friday. In just one day, their combined efforts helped to divert 19.5 tonnes of produce which is approximately 35,000 meals. This will stop…

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Pay as you feel is back in Wakefield

21st May 2020

Our pay as you feel supermarket is back and ready for you. In the early days of the COVID-19, we continued to run our pay as you feel store in Wakefield albeit with some changes to ensure social distancing. However once lockdown hit, it was clear that the safety of our customers and volunteers would…

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Easter 2020 highlights and video

20th May 2020

This is an update about our Easter 2020 highlights including the video. It is now almost the end of May and yet the challenges faced by communities is still very real. Here at the Real Junk Food Project we have continued to evolve our mobilisation of resources. This includes communicating via social media and here…

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Calls for funds to feed Leeds and Wakefield – COVID-19 pandemic

17th April 2020

The founder of The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP), Adam Smith, is calling for funding to support the charity’s efforts in feeding the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Smith mobilised TRJFP’s network of food suppliers, distributors and volunteers on Monday 23 March. This was from the charity’s HQ in Wakefield, and via temporary sites…

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Lord Mayor of Wakefield and Easter bunny visits children’s ward

10th April 2020

The Lord Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Charles Keith, today (Thursday 9 April) joined forces with Wakefield Street Kitchen (WSK) and The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). They made sure a donation of Easter eggs from wilko got through to the children’s ward and staff creche at Pinderfields Hospital in time for Easter. The idea is…

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Volunteers needed – help us during Covid-19

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. This is 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…

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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 💚🌱🌎 https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-real-junk-food-project-york-sharehouse 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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