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The Real Junk Food Project faces Prosecution over out of date food

1 year ago / 0 comments

The founder of Leeds-based food charity The Real Junk Food Project is facing prosecution, after trading officials found the organisation to be selling food past it’s sell by date. On 11th April, officials found that 444 items which the charity had deemed fit for sale were a cumulative total of … Read More

The Real Junk Food Project: “We rattle cages, we piss people off, but we do it because we believe it’s the right thing to do”

2 years ago / 0 comments

As part of last week’s Leeds Creatives event, The Gryphon editor Jessica Murray sat down with headline speaker Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, to discuss how far the organisation has come in the last twelve months. The Real Junk Food Project have had an extremely busy … Read More

Waste not, want not – LUU breaches its policy on food waste

3 years ago / 0 comments

In light of recent investigations into the Union’s food policy, The Gryphon examines what appears to be a haphazard approach to preventing waste and what goes on behind the scenes in some of its busiest catering outlets. The Easter holidays may be a break for some, but the Union has … Read More

‘Homeless barred’ from Trinity Kitchen

4 years ago / 0 comments

Trinity Leeds has refuted allegations it banned homeless people from an event aimed at tackling food poverty. The Real Junk Food Project claims that the shopping centre banned homeless people from its Pay As You Feel Day in Trinity Kitchen on Saturday 7th February. The Gryphon understands that some customers … Read More

Food Waste: Well Past its Sell By Date

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Real Junk Food Project, an organisation that turns foods destined for the bins into cooked meals, is ready for a world take over. Features Editor Ruby Lott-Lavigna talks to founder Adam Smith about feeding the world, supermarkets, and why he hates Jamie Oliver. ‘I’m here to interview someone called … Read More

The Real Junk Food Project: Why waste food?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Real Junk Food Project is a ‘Pay-As-You-Feel’ (PAYF) eatery in Armely, Leeds, only serving food that would otherwise be destined for landfill. From December 2013 to June 2014, the café intercepted 10,520.716 kilograms of edible food that would have been thrown away and left to rot in land fill. … Read More