The Real Junk Food Project – a case study

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An integral proposition within my scenario for Norton Hammer is the addition of a community run market incorporating produce from aCommunity garden along with utilising produce no longer sold by supermarkets.

A key initiative already successfully operating throughout the country but in particular out of two venues in Sheffield is The Real Junk Food Project.

Based on the principles of diverting food destined for waste and using it to create delicious and healthy meals. Using a ‘pay as you feel’ method of transaction.

Methods of payment include time, energy, skills, sometimes a financial donation

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — gets lost or wasted – Sources: Global Food Losses and Food Waste – FAO, 2011
The environmental crisis: The environment’s role in averting future food crisis  – UNEP, 2009

The produce allowing this all to be possible derives from various sources, many of which are not featured in mainstream media. They include allotments, food banks, restaurants, cafés, food photographers, events and functions.

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The Real Junk Food Project Charitable Foundation

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