Regrettably, The Real Junk Food Project Dewsbury CIC ceased operating during December 2016.
We have been unable to maintain the number of volunteers with cars and time sufficient to collect and distribute food on a regular basis.
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
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
–Sources: State of Food Insecurity in the World, FAO, 2015
We believe that this has to stop, and it needs to happen in our lifetime, to ensure the next generation do not suffer from our ignorance.
We can't do much about the world problem but where we can change things The Real Junk Food Project, Dewsbury aims to end food poverty in Kirklees.
Our motivation is best explained by Adam Smith, the founder of The Real Junk Food Project in just 10 minutes..
And a 20 minute interview..