The Real Junk Food Project London

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Introduction

The Real Junk Food Project London seeks to eradicate child hunger in UK and has started up enterprises to address this in our local communities as they have successfully done in Leeds.  

Impact

To facilitate a Community ‘pay as you feel’ café in Edgware by purchasing a van to collect vast quantities of available provisions from local major food retailers.




Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act    7 June 2019

A grant of £3500 was made from funds raised at various recent OKA events. The monies will be used to create storage space at the Harrow Cafe project, purchase kitchen equipment and signage for the Barnet cafe, and for general training of volunteers in the kitchen in Basic Food and Hygiene.        

Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act   10 December 2018

OKA were very clear we wanted to help source xmas presents for the children of low-income families in Burnt Oak being suported by TRJFP.  So OKA Associates Alisha Malhotra and Ritu Soni went out on a shopping spree to buy £300 worth of presents. OKA are proud to be able to help towards making Christmas a time of peace and love for those here in the UK in desperate need.                        

Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act   29 July 2018

A further grant of £150 was made as a result of a fundraising initiative by Hilton HQ in celebration of the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity. Hilton HQ held an international bake sale to raise funds for The Real Junk Food Project. See further details on our Event page.  

Furthermore, Hilton and TRJFP have joined hands in launching the first of their Bistro nights, when they served a 3 course meal created entirely from rescued food. It is so heart warming that OKA have been able to facilitate a new partnership that will help towards the future success of this noble efforts by TRJFP in north west London. 

Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act   24 September 2017

A further grant of £2000 has been made to complete the expenses for the much-needed van to collect vast quantities of available provisions from local major food retailers. 

Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act   23 June 2017

A grant of £10,000 has been made to purchase a much-needed van to collect vast quantities of available provisions from local major food retailers. These provisions are then being made available to needy people in the local community at a pop-up shop in north west London. 




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The Real Junk Food Project London seeks to eradicate child hunger in UK.   A routine shopping trip to Morrisons by an OKA Associate saw children waving their buckets to collect for their own breakfast clubs. This led to a conversation and OKA offering help.

Too often in UK children from poor families or those neglected by their parents live in hunger. They go to school without nourishment and struggle to concentrate in class due to hunger pangs.   

 The Real Junk Food Project London aims to provide cafés and breakfast/homework clubs for vulnerable families.

The model is based on their founding charity in South Africa where local farmers use produce to feed children in local schools. Unsurprisingly there was an improvement in attendance, behaviour and an eagerness to learn.

The Real Junk Food Project London has started to identify local communities where such need is the greatest. One such community is based in northwest London.The Real Junk Food Project London has secured premises where a ‘pay as you feel’ café and a breakfast/homework club can be provided after refurbishment of its kitchen facilities. Planning permission has been sought for.  

In the meantime,  The Real Junk Food Project London is putting the premises to good use by setting up a pop-shop where local people can come and collect food they otherwise can’t afford. They have secured a contract with local food retailers, including major outlet Morrisons, to collect provisions that can be used for this purpose. The potential for this service is huge as many food retailers have provisions they can give. Transport of these provisions is the biggest hurdle. 

One Kind Act believes it is so very important that we help our local community. Therefore, OKA have come forward to purchase a vehicle for them so that they may continue with more ease the noble work they are doing.  

There is something distressing and so wrong about young children starving in this day and age in a relatively wealthy country like UK.  The Real Junk Food Project London is trying to fill that gap. One Kind Act is aiming to facilitate it.

 

About One Kind Act

One Kind Act Change Communities and lives of others globally who suffer as a result of Poverty of Health, Nutrition and Education and may have Fallen Through The Net of the larger charities. Learn More here

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