Junk food project aimed at abolishing Doncaster junk food

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Aiming to abolish waste food for good is a new scheme which has launched in Doncaster.

The Real Junk Food Project is the brainchild of a small group who have been nurturing and growing an idea since February.

Doncaster has joined the list of growing Junk Food Projects which began in Yorkshire in 2013 and has quickly spread internationally with projects in France, Australia, South Africa, and Germany.

Director Fiona Cahill said: “The idea is to encourage thought about food production and distribution, and specifically, food waste. It’s about sharing resources fairly, with the ultimate aim of abolishing food waste altogether.

“So far Real Junk Food Projects have saved 108 tonnes of rescued food; fed 58,000 people (most notably with no adverse effects); received £102,000 in ‘Pay As You Feel’ donations.

“Pay As You Feel means everyone is treated equally whatever their circumstances. People are encouraged to pay for our meals with skills, time and energy.”

The project involves rescuing food that would otherwise be wasted from local businesses and homes and serving it as tasty quality meals on a ‘Pay As You Feel’ basis.

The project uses the kitchen at the Hallcross pub, donated for use by the landlord, and Doncaster Council has granted The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster a “5” food hygiene rating.

For more information about the project or to find out how to get involved visit the website Project or by email at therealjunkfoodprojectdonny@gmail.com