October 15th 6:30 - 8:30pm Free event - Register Now! Because we can't meet in person, we have planned the 3rd annual Food for Thought event, which is held on the eve of World Food Day each year as a virtual tour to visit some of our cities community growing projects. Book your ticket now … Continue reading Food for Thought: Growing Communities
Thanks from the Mayor!
A huge well done to our volunteers working in Solihull - they've been sent a thank you from the mayor for all their hard work lately. https://www.facebook.com/TRJFPBrum/photos/a.379178395579111/1671094496387488/
Incredible Surplus is born!
Welcome to our new look Incredible Surplus website. If you've not heard of us before, we used to be called The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham and have been collecting and redistributing waste food since 2014. For various reasons, our old name wasn't really working for us. People misunderstood what it meant, and it also … Continue reading Incredible Surplus is born!
Ladywood café – Alice
For the last two years, Alice and her colleague have been coming along to the Ladywood Community Centre to help with cooking food in the kitchen for the Real Junk Food Project Birmingham café there. Through her work with the charity, Active Well-Being Society, she came to discover the Real Junk Food Project Birmingham and … Continue reading Ladywood café – Alice
Working With Waitrose At Hobs Moat
The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham would like to say a huge THANK YOU to in Solihull for partnering with us and supporting our Hobs Moat Community Café and Food Boutique, which we launched in May. Our dedicated volunteers collect items that Waitrose can no longer sell, and deliver them to our Hobs Moat community café. Anything that … Continue reading Working With Waitrose At Hobs Moat
We’re still happy for you to have nappies – and baby milk too!
Hello all! We've had a great response to our nappy pant surplus. Lots of people have requested them by email (see details below for what we have and how to get some), but if you haven't been in touch and would like some (or would like more!) we still have plenty left! We also have … Continue reading We’re still happy for you to have nappies – and baby milk too!
Make it snappy if you’d like some nappy pants!
Do you know any families who use nappy pants/pull-ups? If so, they might be interested to hear that we've had a large donation of size 4 and size 5 Pampers Premium Active Fit Nappy Pants at our Sharehouse in Winson Green. We've already passed lots on to local charities, women's shelters and hospitals, but we have … Continue reading Make it snappy if you’d like some nappy pants!
Extended Sharehouse Opening Hours!
Have you visited our Sharehouse* in Winson Green yet? (*a Sharehouse is a Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket - for more information click here) If no, is it because our opening days/hours didn't work for you? We have good news if that's the case; we're going to be extending our opening hours and opening on more days! Tuesdays 9:00am – … Continue reading Extended Sharehouse Opening Hours!
*No Freegan Boxes 28th April*
Hi everyone, Due to preparations for the upcoming elections, some of Ladywood Health and Community Centre will be out of use for us for a few days - including the hall we use for Freegan Boxes. We looked into alternative spaces, but there were just too many logistical issues to overcome in time, so we have … Continue reading *No Freegan Boxes 28th April*
So spaghetti doesn’t grow on trees and pasta isn’t made from meat?!
One of the best April fools jokes ever was played by the BBC when they reported on the growing of “spaghetti bushes”, showing bushes covered in spaghetti that was said to be drying in the sun after harvesting. Considering this was 1957, people could be forgiven for being taken in by this. However, it seems … Continue reading So spaghetti doesn’t grow on trees and pasta isn’t made from meat?!