There Is A Cafe In Leeds Where All The Dishes Are Made From Food Waste

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This is the Real Junk Food Project, in Leeds.

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It's the first cafe in the UK that only uses intercepted waste food. It’s run by local Leeds man Adam Smith and his co-director Johanna Hewitt. Pictured above is Conor Walsh, a co-director.

The cafe uses food that would otherwise have been thrown out.

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This means that the food comes from various different sources. The cafe is supplied by everything from walk-in donations to corporate ties (the cafe has deals with places like Nando's and Waitrose, for example).

The cafe has been open since December 2013.

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In that time, they've fed nearly 3,000 people and made nearly 4,000 meals - meaning they used nearly ten and half tonnes of food that would have otherwise gone to landfill.

An earlier version of this post mis-identified Adam Smith in a photograph. This has since been corrected. Apols, Adam.

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