We are a global, organic network of pay as you feel cafes. We divert food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals.
What do we do?
To learn more about ‘pay as you feel’ and what the Real Junk Food Project aims to do through its cafes, watch our video below.
Why do we do this?
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted – Sources: Global Food Losses and Food Waste – FAO, 2011
The environmental crisis: The environment’s role in averting future food crisis – UNEP, 2009
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth –Sources: State of Food Insecurity in the World, FAO, 2015
We believe that this has to stop, and it needs to happen in our lifetime, to ensure the next generation do not suffer from our ignorance.
Board of Trustees
The Real Junk Food Project Charitable Foundation is a new organisation. The board of trustees brings together a range of knowledge and experience that we are confident will allow us to support RJF Projects in their aims, and to develop campaigning and educational materials to reduce food waste.
Corin is a Project Manager and sustainability worker with over 10 years experience in the public and third sector. After working in Environmental Strategy and Policy for Manchester City Council, she now runs a successful freelance business developing and delivering sustainability projects, and training sustainability professionals. Corin has been an active campaigner for a number of years, including leading Manchester Friends of the Earth’s sustainable food campaign for 2 years.
Corin has extensive experience in campaign development, strategy development, and project management, and brings knowledge and experience of the current regulatory and policy framework around food waste and food poverty to the project.
Duncan qualified as a solicitor with one of the top London law practices in 1996. He moved to Yorkshire in 2000 and has been a director with Lupton Fawcett Denison Till since 2008 where he currently heads the Charities & Social Enterprise Group. He has advised charities and more recently social enterprises on a variety of legal issues throughout his career, including issues around structure, governance and risk issues.
Duncan has been a trustee of a number of charities and director of several social enterprises and was a founding director of Shipley Food Project in 2014 which forms part of the The Real Junk Food Project network.
Adam Smith is a founder and co-director of the visionary, multi-award-winning, global initiative: The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). Set up in December 2013, to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill, the pioneering movement’s manifesto is to: feed bellies, not bins.
A professional chef for over ten years, Adam has held a wealth of head chef positions, internationally. Whilst in Australia, Adam witnessed the scale of food waste, agriculturally and within the catering industry. Upon his return to the UK, together with his partner, Johanna, he was inspired to set up TRJFP.
Adam and TRJFP have received numerous plaudits and awards from organisations ranging from NESTA to The Observer. In 2014, Adam was voted one of the forty most influential men in the world by AskMen.
Adam was a featured speaker on the TedX broadcast from Warwick University on February 28th 2015.