About The Real Junk Food Project

Let’s REALLY feed the world

The Real Junk Food Project is a global network of pay-as-you-feel cafés that was formed in Leeds in 2013 by Adam Smith. Together we divert perfectly edible food destined for waste and use it to create delicious and healthy meals for anyone and everyone.

Food Waste and Food Poverty are two major issues that, as a society, we currently face. We aim to address these. We are one of a very few businesses whose aim is to go out of business. This would mean that there is either no food waste to intercept or no hungry tummies to feed, then our job would be considered done!

To learn more about "pay as you feel" and what the Real Junk Food Project aims to do through its cafés, watch founder Adam Smith on our Home page.

To address the issue of food waste and food poverty in Coventry we have been running The Real Junk Food Project Coventry at Foleshill Baptist Church, Broad Street, Coventry, CV6 5AZ since November 2017.

We open on Fridays from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.

The Real Junk Food Project Coventry was on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire


The Real Junk Food Project is a network of projects, charities and volunteers, steered and advised by our trustees and other experts and activists from a range of fields and industries.


Today there are over 150 projects operating across the globe from Africa to Australia with pay as you feel cafés popping up every week.


You can check out the rest of the network here.The Real Junk Food Project