'Once it's gone, it's gone': How to claim food as Real Junk Food Project leave Leeds site

All food has to go as a waste food project is leaving one of its Leeds sites.

Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd May 2020, 5:54 pm

The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) is leaving a base at Northern Containers Leeds at the Haigh Park Industrial Estate in Stourton tomorrow (Sunday, May 3).

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TRJFP was set up by Adam Smith in Leeds in 2013 to distribute edible surplus food to individuals, cafes, schools and community groups.

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Volunteers at The Real Junk Food Project's Stourton site (photo: The Real Junk Food Project).

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the charity has switched its focus to making sure that food continues to reach the people who need it most as well as NHS workers.

The charity's HQ is in Wakefield, with temporary sites in Leeds, including Stourton.

Below is how to claim the last of the food - on a pay as you feel basis - at the Stourton site, between 10am and 2pm tomorrow (Sunday).

Here’s how it works:

- register ONCE ONLY via the link (don’t register under different emails, or family members names, or several times, YOU WILL LOSS YOUR SLOT)

- wait patiently for an email confirming your time slot (do not message, text, email us asking when, if you do the above correctly, you will receive a slot)

- arrive Sunday, drive to the bottom, await being booked in, listen to all volunteers instructions, stay in your vehicle.

Volunteers will fill your vehicle up, then you can donate (cash or PayPal via www.trjfp.com) and then drive away safely.

Public only (charities, third sector orgs and schools have access to food through other platforms)

The food is limited. You may not get what you see in the pic, but you will get food.

We have available:

- chips (thousands)

- vegan burgers (thousands)

- cheesecakes (dozens)

- parsnip soup (hundreds)

- mince pies (don’t ask)

- popcorn

And other various items

There are only 400 slots available, you can take as much food as you need.

Once it’s gone, it has gone.

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