When you work with lots of food, you inevitably notice the packaging. We want to talk about the impacts of plastic packaging, as single use plastics and disposable items. Beach cleanups along the Yorkshire coast carried out by The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and coordinated by the Marine Conservation Society found that plastic unsurprisingly accounts for … More Family Upcycling Packaging Party
As part of our Christmas celebrations we wanted to reach out to some of the most socially isolated in Doncaster and talk about what community is. We have a great buzz in our cafe, an unusual mix of people coming together to pass the time and to support our work on food waste, many of … More Community date night
We’ve moved into our own venue at 13 Scot lane Doncaster DN1 1EW and we love our quirky little shop/cafe. It’s a joy working and watching as it comes to life! An empty shop unit has become our café and a sorely needed community hub. Using only items and food that would have been wasted, … More The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster’s entirely upcycled food waste cafe!
Often there is more wild food growing around us than the birds and local wildlife could make use of so taking a little for your own use and foraging sustainably is unlikely to cause any harm. Ramsons (wild garlic) grows in abundance and you will not miss it of you have some growing near you … More Ramsons (wild garlic) pesto
We often meet long and short term sanctioned at our cafe, everyone is always greatful for a sit down and a hot meal, served cafe style along with our other customers. We often hear “It’s nice to be treated like a normal human being here” “It’s made my day I feel good” etc. Being a … More and compassion spreads..
The Real Junk Food Project Doncaster was recently approached to cater for the national climate change alliance’s ‘Time to act’ conference. http://www.sheffieldclimatealliance.net/2015/08/time-to-act-divest-invest-build/ speakers listed; Martin Mayer, Sheffield Trades Council. Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley. Dani Paffard, Divestment Campaigner for 350.org. Graham Petersen, Environment Officer for UCU. Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth. Suzanne Jeffery, … More Time to act on climate change, refugees and building a better future
Dear supermarket. Perfectly edible wastage costs the earth, and you.