What is The Real Junk Food Project Calderdale?

The Real Junk Food Project Calderdale aims to reduce unnecessary food waste and the climatic impacts of this by salvaging food thrown away by supermarkets and other retailers and transforming it into nutritionally balanced meals. All meals are served on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.

How did it start?

The Real Junk Food Project Calderdale is part of the wider Real Junk Food Project network, founded by Adam Smith in Leeds. The first café was opened in December 2013 in Armley and there are now over 100 other café’s that have joined the network, both in the UK and internationally.

What is ‘Pay As You Feel’?

‘Pay As You Feel’ enables customers decide for themselves how much they feel their meal is worth based on their appreciation of the food and our wider project, and contribute accordingly. ‘Pay as you feel’ is not just about money and customers can choose to pay in other ways too; by volunteering to cook, serve, wash up, do DIY or help us with publicity and social media for example.

Have I seen you in the Trades Club?

Yes! We now serve on the first Saturday of every month in the Trades Club from 12-6pm. All our pop ups follow the same principle as the café.

Do you offer outside catering?

We welcome requests to cater for events, both in and outside the café. Why not give your meeting, party or wedding a uniquely ethical touch by choosing a ‘pay as you feel’ catering service that specialises in wholesome, nutritious food diverted from landfill? Contact us for more information.

Can I get involved?

YES! We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers who can support us by volunteering in the café and at events and by promoting our café. Visit the volunteering page on our website or join our volunteers Facebook page to express an interest and find out more.

How can I find out more?

–          Drop us an email to realjunkfood.calderdale@gmail.com

–          Find us on Facebook @ facebook.com/RealjunkfoodprojectCalderdale

–          Find us on Twitter @ TRJFPCalderdale

–          Find us on Instagram @ RealJunkFoodCafeHebden