27/01/2016 08:00

Real junk food project

For the past 18 months, Armley Junk-tion and others in The Real Junk Food Project network, have been working with Leeds Kirkgate Market to intercept food produce destined for waste from Leeds Kirkgate Market, this produce has been collected every Saturday at 4pm by the Real Junk Food Project in Leeds.  They are now about to launch a 6 day operation, which will allow them access to around 1 tonne of produce per week, rather than the normal 1 tonne per month that has been collected over the last 18 months.  

Adam Smith the founder of the Real Junk Food Project said “he is incredibly proud to have been a part of this initiative alongside Leeds Kirkgate Market and successfully diverting over 10 tonnes of food from landfill.  The intercepted produce has helped the Leeds network of PAYF cafes feed thousands of people and we look forward to increasing the amount of collections as we continue to feed people across Leeds via the cafes.”