The Real Junk Food Project Brighton Needs You!Help us raise £15,000 to bring a thriving waste food cafe to Brighton, 7 days a week!
The Concept Is A Simple OneIn the UK 15 Million tonnes of perfectly edible food ends up in landfill each year, some of it before even reaching the supermarket shelves. The Real Junk Food Project Brighton legally intercept food (waste) from supermarkets, restaurants and other sources, transforming it into healthy, nutritious meals that we serve to the local community, on a Pay As You Feel basis.
If You Eat, You're In!We understand some people in our community who are suffering from food poverty and the rising cost of living can't afford to pay set meal prices, so the Pay As You Feel Concept invites people to exchange not just their money, but ideas, time and creativity for a meal. It also encourages people to think about what a plate of food means to them. Where has it come from? How much energy was used to create it? Why was it destined for landfill? Answering these questions will help to raise awareness about the problem of unnecessary food waste and encourage people to try and live more sustainably.
Why We Need Your SupportWe now have around 120 volunteers dedicated to the cause and several supermarkets on board from whom we intercept food waste. Right now we are open to the general public every Friday when we take over an amazing community church venue from which we run our café, serving up delicious waste food lunches – all of course on a Pay As You Feel basis. We are also supporting a number of other projects within our community by providing food and volunteers. It is our goal to be running a 7-day a week café as soon as possible. Having our own space will allow us to intercept more food and give us the ability to feed more people. With a Dedicated Real Junk Food Café, we will be able to host workshops and provide local community projects and artists with a space to showcase their work. We will also be giving talks in schools to educate children about food waste and would like to explore ideas around the Gift Economy which places more value on people, their time and effort. Our goal of £15 000 will be enough for us to rent an appropriate space in Brighton for one year, during which time we will be able to accumulate enough money to stay open off our own backs and to not have to request a minimum donation for food.
Let's REALLY Feed The WorldWe’re really excited about the potential for this project and we know we can make a huge difference with your help. We are offering a range of rewards for anyone who pledges, from a public thank you and a jar of our delicious jam, to workshops with our talented chefs and tantalising dining experiences. If you would like to support The Real Junk Food Project Brighton, choose your reward from the list on the right, click on it and follow the instructions or simply click 'PLEDGE'. If you would prefer donate in person, please do! On a Friday you can find us serving lunch at One Church, Gloucester Place from 1-3pm. We hope to see you there!
Your support means the world to us.
Please help us reach our target by sharing our campaign! We'd love it if you could tell your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours about The Real Junk Food Project Brighton and our goal to raise £15,000 to feed bellies not bins! Share our crowdfunder site in person, by email, on facebook and twitter or through any other means you see fit! (Interpretive dance anyone?)