22/04/2014 12:45


The Real Junk Food Project at Leeds Market

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Leeds Markets have teamed up with The Real Junk Food Project to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill.

On Saturday the first collection by The Real Junk Food Project intercepted nearly 250kg of food that otherwise would have gone to landfill. The food was taken to the Pay As You Feel (PAYF) café in Armley where it helped to feed many people in their Sunday feast.

We’re really excited about this ongoing partnership, not only are we reducing our waste, we’re also helping to feed those in need in an imaginative and successful way. The Pay As You Feel café uses only donated waste food produce to create healthy meals for the community, it then allows customers the option to donate what they feel for the service.

Co-director Adam Smith said “We hope to be intercepting at least one tonne of food per month from Leeds Kirkgate Market, and with the environmental impact we're having this could be the catalyst for The Real Junk Food Project and Leeds City Council to work together more effectively in the future to manage waste around the city.”

For more information about The Real Junk Food Project please visit https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJunkFoodProject 
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