What's a Pay As You Feel Cafe?
Our cafes are simply places where intercepted food is prepared and served to anyone who wants to come and eat.
People pay as they feel with their money or time to help cover the costs of intercepting and redistributing the excess food, and running the cafe itself.
And they're all different! Check with your local projects to see when you can pop in to eat or to help.
Case Study: Fur Clemt - TRJFP Wigan
Initially, through Wigan Parish church, Fur Clemt sought to tackle the issue of Holiday Hunger. Through a relative of a director of TRJFP Leeds, Fur Clemt co-founder Ann Fairhurst contacted TRJFP.
When I rang Adam Smith, the founder of TRJFP, and asked to pinch his idea, his reply was 'Yes! That's exactly what I want everyone to do!'
Ann Fairhust, Co founder & Co-director Fur Clemt - TRJFP Wigan
Fur Clemt became the 2nd TRJFP cafe in August 2014. It serves gourmet food alongside wholesome, healthy family meals made by a qualified and trainee chef and up to 15 volunteers per day with a range of abilities.
With over 500 volunteer hours committed per month, and over 500 footfall per week, Fur Clemt supports up to 40 different organisations per week.
Please come and see us, and find out how to get involved!