• The Real Junk Food Team in Leeds

  • Saving spuds with the Gleaning Network UK

  • 15 million tonnes of food is wasted each year in Britain

The Real Junk Food Project intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. We are currently running pop-up events while we get our cafe in Manchester City Centre set up.

Why do we do this?

Food Waste

Around 15 million tonnes of perfectly edible food is wasted every year, and that’s just in Britain! Globally the figure is estimated to be more like 1.3 billion tonnes.  Read More →

Food Poverty

At the same time 5.8 million people in the UK live in ‘deep poverty’, meaning they really struggle to afford essential things, including food.  Read More →

Climate Change

When food rots in landfill, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is around 20 times more damaging to the environment that carbon dioxide. Around 10% of rich countries’ greenhouse gas emissions come from growing food that is never eaten.  Read More →