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The Real Junk Food Project

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The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) is an organisation that uses food that would otherwise have been disgarded from supermarkets, restaurants, and other independent food suppliers to produce meals that are sold on a "pay as you feel" basis. These meals are produced in different "pay as you feel" cafes around the UK.


TRJFP raises awareness of the amount of food waste in the food system. It directly responds to this problem through using waste food in its cafes and other food outlets. Through using a "pay as you feel" scheme, it also aims to make the food accessible to everyone.

The first PAYF cafe was started in Armley, Leeds, in December 2013 by Sam Joseph, Conor Walsh and Adam Smith. Since its opening, this cafe has fed over 10,000 people using over 20 tonnes of unwanted food.


The Real Junk Food Project cafes has a network of cafes that use the discarded (out of date but still edible) food to sell to patrons who support the initiative by the 'pay as you feel 'method. The network of cafes is supported through all region of the UK as well as international projects cafes with new projects starting regurlarly.


This project utilises many volunteers and their skill sets to keep costs down and network with other organisations.


The Real Junk Food Project Wikipedia

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