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.

How can I find out more?

–          Limited email response at  realjunkfood.calderdale@gmail.com

–          Look for Facebook updates @ facebook.com/RealjunkfoodprojectCalderdale

–          Find us on Twitter @ TRJFPCalderdale

–          Find us on Instagram @ RealJunkFoodCafeHebden