The Real Junk Food Project Brighton is part of the Real Junk Food Project network, created by Adam Smith.
The concept is a simple one: Intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. The revolutionary ‘pay as you feel’ concept encourages people to think about what that plate of food means to them, if they can’t afford to pay money, then they may want to wash up or spread the word about the concept and the project. Food is a basic amenity that should be available to EVERYONE regardless of financial status.
Almost half the food the world produces – equivalent to 2 billion tonnes – ends up as waste every year, yet there are 842 million hungry people in the world.
We don’t just aim to use this catastrophic problem of food waste as a solution to hunger, but we aim to use it as a way of raising awareness, to teach people how to be waste conscious, how to live sustainably and self sufficiently.
So far we have a café to use and a vast number of volunteers to help. We need food, help and support and hungry people to feed. This requires hours of dedication to raise awareness and free spare time to help. We are a community interest company with the intention of using government funding to expand and grow. Please get in touch to get involved and spread the word with anyone who may benefit or be interested.