Laura Wells

The Real Junk Food Project - Glasgow C.I.C LTD

Type of Organisation: Business


Since the inception of The Real Junk Food Project in 2013, we have grown to become a global network of over 200 groups that have collectively prevented over 2500 tons of perfectly edible food from going to landfill and have fed over 1.1 million people. In Glasgow we operate as a social enterprise that rescues surplus food to provide nutritious pop-up community meals, cooking workshops and we also offer a zero-waste catering option. As well as the positive environmental impacts of reducing edible food waste, the project also has clear social benefits through operating a 'pay-as-you-feel' policy at our community meals. The system transcends monetary transactions and liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals. Furthermore, we aim to highlight the absurdity that the produce we use has been stripped of its monetary value but still retains its nutritional value. By making people think about what they wish to contribute for their meals we get people thinking about how they value food as a resource. We challenge the food industry by exposing the perfectly edible food that is wasted and educate the public on key issues that create this surplus. We aim to abolish food waste by challenging social stigmas attached to food provisions and create inclusive environments. We aim to #FeedBelliesNotBins

Skills and resources

Skills and resources I/we can share

Reducing waste, colabs, kitchen space

Skills and resources I/we need

Volunteers, funding information

Activities & Interests

Community Meals
Environmental Issues