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WHO IS “FOOD WASTE” GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

16th July 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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VOLUNTEERS WEEK 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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