Adam Smith

Founder of The Real Junk Food ProjectBradford, United Kingdom
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Adam Smith

Founder of The Real Junk Food ProjectBradford, United Kingdom
About me
Founder of TRJFP global network of #PAYF cafes, using surplus food as an educational resource whilst ‘feeding bellies, not bins!’ Professional chef since 2005 - (trying to be) vegan - Founder of Space-D Out http://www.space-d-out.com Key note speaker
Projects credited in
  • Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakersCelebrating social responsibility is at the heart of what we do, so we've partnered with Squarespace – whose mission is to inspire people with creative ideas to succeed – to shine a light on 100 influential luminaries from art, technology, charity, design, business and more that are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. To highlight these organisations, we asked 10 creative changemakers to each nominate 10 people behind inspiring brands, products and movements with amazing social
  • The Independent: Real Junk Food Project: The Leeds cafe that has fed 10,000 people, using 20 tonnes of unwanted food – and started a worldwide movementPublished by: The Independent Date: 16th December 2014 Author: Lisa Campbell The Real Junk Food Project feeds punters on goods that would otherwise have been thrown away by supermarkets, independent grocers and food banks The founder of a quietly-growing empire of social cafes has called on a change in the law to prevent the UK’s "criminal" levels of food waste - especially by supermarkets - while so many go hungry. Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, in Armley, Leeds, feeds his p
  • The Independent: HUNGRY CHILDREN FED BY THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT IN UK FOOD WASTE INITIATIVEPublisher: The Independent Date: 18th October 2016 Author: Hazel Sheffield Kevin Mackay is standing in front of hundreds of pairs of eyes at Lawns Park primary school in Leeds, all trained on a bright orange stuffed fox called Fred. “So Fred, which of these foods did supermarkets throw away?” He gestures to the giant pictures projected onto the back of the school hall: a cucumber, a tub of hot chocolate, a bunch of bananas. At each item, Fred raises his hand and the children’s eyes grow a bit wi
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Skills
  • Food Creation
  • Charity