Speaker announcement: The Real Junk Food Project

June 13th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Research | no comments

therealjunkfoodprojectbrumWe’re really pleased to announce that The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham will be joining us at our Creative Citizens Fair on 27th June.

The Real Junk Food Project is a concept that started in Leeds in 2013. The network is expanding rapidly across the U.K. and worldwide, with projects already started in Manchester, Brighton and Bristol. Birmingham, with a cafe in Small Heath, is the latest addition to the network, a collaborative effort by catering professionals, activists and the food industry to bring about a radical change in our food system. 

The talk will cover the main concepts behind the project: intercepting the estimated 15 million tonnes of food that is wasted in Britain each year; creating healthy, nutritious meals for those in need; and the PAYF (pay-as-you-feel) idea ‘that creates a sense of community, and a relationship between the people who run, use, and volunteer in the cafe, that transcends the money economy.’

More details of the event are on our home page.

There are still a few tickets left for the Fair on June 27th – sign up here if you’d like to join us.

 

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