The Real Junk Food Project – #FeedBelliesNotBins

We are proud partners of the ‘Kindness into Schools’ programme, provided by The Real Junk Food Project.

Every Tuesday, we receive approximately 50kg of surplus food, the equivalent of 5x supermarket crates, which was destined for the bin! The Real Junk Food Project intercepts “perfectly edible food that would otherwise not make it to your plate” and provides it to official partner schools, who then offer to their families on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. This academic year, St Joseph’s alone, will prevent approximately 1.56 tonnes of food going to landfill!

Not only are we providing perfectly good food to our children and families, we are also spreading the message of being kinder to each other, our food and the planet!

Please help yourself to the weekly deliveries on a:

Tuesday – From 3pm, on the KS2 Playground

Wednesday – From 3pm, at the Blundell Road Gate

We kindly ask for ‘pay as you feel’ donations.


Set up by Adam Smith in 2013, The Real Junk Food Project is a collaborative effort to bring about a radical change in our food system. A third of food is wasted globally; around 1.3 billion tonnes. But the perception of food waste is not always the reality; the food The Real Junk Food Project intercepts is “waste” simply due to structural problems in the food system, whereby goods are over-ordered, mislabelled or generally overlooked, not because it’s all past its sell-by date.