Real Junk Food Project launches Crowdfunder scheme

Real Junk Food Project Manchester hopes to open the city's first waste food pay-as-you-feel cafe, taking to Crowdfunder to source the £20,000 they need to get things moving

Article by Jess Hardiman | 05 Jan 2017
  • The Real Junk Food Project

Manchester's Real Junk Food Project has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for the city's first waste food pay-as-you-feel cafe. The not-for-profit project has been behind various pop-ups and events since May 2014 – from pop-up restaurants to gala dinners – each with a central ethos that champions food that would have otherwise gone to waste. The enterprise also works on a pay-as-you-feel basis, meaning that customers can give whatever they feel the meal is worth, or, more importantly, whatever they can afford.

Director Corin Bell says: "This unique addition to our city will reduce food waste, support some of Manchester’s most vulnerable residents, and tackle social exclusion by creating a community space for all. The aim is to create a cool venue, with a great food offer, that attracts a huge range of people from a massive range of backgrounds… where all the meals just happen to be made from 100% wasted ingredients, and served on a pay-as-you feel basis."

We're fully behind 'em, so watch the video below to find out more about their plans, before pledging some moola to help them reach their £20,000 target.