Incredible Surplus on the BBC!

Did you see us on BBC Midlands Today on Friday? Bob Hockenhull and the team visited us at Kings Heath to see our food distribution and takeaway service. Well done to Dibah and Fabrice and our featured customers for their interviews and to all our wonderful volunteers and donors without whom this wouldn't be possible! … Continue reading Incredible Surplus on the BBC!

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

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*

A Grand Day Out Gleaning

This week TRJFP Brum went on an adventure to the countryside! Joining forces with Feedback, we provided a delicious lunch for all of the lovely volunteers, as well as pitching in with the gleaning ourselves. What is gleaning, I hear you ask? Gleaning is the age-old practice of harvesting leftover crops. The UK Gleaning Network … Continue reading A Grand Day Out Gleaning

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?!