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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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Living Wage Employer

1st May 2019

The Real Junk Food Project has now been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working with us receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.00. We are primarily run by volunteers, but it is really important to us to recognise the contributions of our paid staff by ensuring we…

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Recent Break Ins

26th April 2019

Kindness is a proactive and dynamic thing, the act of reaching out to help others. To be part of something bigger than the sum of its parts. After two break-ins in the space of a week individuals, and businesses have epitomised what #kindness really means to us more than ever. We wont stop in our…

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Weekend meals now on menu at The Real Junk Food Project

12th April 2019

A cafe that uses up donated food that would have gone to waste and sells it on a “pay as you feel” basis is extending its opening times. The Real Junk Food Project Café, at the LCiL West End Neighbourhood Centre in the city’s West End, is now openevery Saturday from 11am to 3pm. The…

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Could you live on nothing but ‘waste’ food for a month?

24th March 2019

ALEX Thurley-Ratcliff is the first to admit that he’s fallen under the spell supermarkets in the past. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say I was in love with them, but I was definitely seduced by their glitzy ways,” laughs the 51-year-old who lives in Portswood. A foodie who loves to cook from scratch…

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