Ironworks Studios is delighted to support the brilliant of work of The Real Junk Food Project
We are extremely proud of our relationship with The Real Junk Food Project. Working with them is an absolute pleasure and the food that they produce is phenomenal.
The lunches that we serve to our guests create almost zero food waste as we provide one meal (with the exceptions of rare intolerances) that caters for all. This results in extremely happy customers who feel that they have contributed towards something worthwhile whilst enjoying their event with us. We have incredibly positive feedback about the food that they provide and meal breaks always seem to be a very jolly affair. By working with The Real Junk Food Project we are also able to provide some income for their volunteers and help in their supply of meals to people who are in need.
The Real Junk Food Project Brighton was inspired by the work of Adam Smith and has one core objective: To intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
A quarter to a third of food produced globally, is wasted. And yet, there’s estimated to be 795 million people who do not get enough to eat. In the UK, 2 million people are estimated to be malnourished, while the UK as a whole creates an estimated 15 million tonnes of food waste every year. The Real Junk Food Project wants to find a solution by bringing two problems together; to use food that was previously thought of as ‘surplus’ to feed people who may have otherwise gone hungry.
The innovative ‘pay as you feel’ concept encourages people to think about what that plate of food means to them, and value it in whatever way they can. By choosing not to segregate people based on financial circumstances we are able to not only fund the project, but do so in a way that does not patronise those who need it and those who want to support it. Those in need are not degraded or shamed for taking a free or cheap meal, likewise those who can afford it are not pestered into more and more donations. Everyone is equal in getting fed, it is up to the individual to pay what they feel.