Hello lovely people!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our project, and tell you our exciting news!
October 2020 sees the 6th anniversary of the formation of The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham. Since our modest beginnings in 2014, we have redistributed over 1800 tonnes of waste food, cooked and served over 36,000 meals, helped 100 people achieve a Level 2 Food Safety Certificate, and seen dozens of volunteers move on into paid employment. All this would never have been possible without our amazing bank of volunteers and without the ongoing support of our donors and partner organisations.
This past year has been our busiest yet, with many changes to how we operate, but while it’s been a challenging time for us all, it has also brought new opportunities and a chance for reflection on our aims and purpose moving forward.
We’ve been having a think, and increasingly, the TRJFPB name doesn’t work for us any more. We wanted something that better expresses who we are and what we do, in a positive way, and that doesn’t immediately make everyone think of burgers and chips! We also needed something that wasn’t solely food-waste focused, as we’re increasingly getting involved with community growing, distribution of non-food items, and other initiatives.
And so, moving forward we will be known as
We hope you like it!
What does this mean for the project? Genuinely, not that much will change at ground level.
Our new website is already live at incrediblesurplus.org and emails and documents will begin migrating over to the new name and logo. We’d urge you to sign up to receive email updates from there, but we’re going to continue running all the services we’ve been doing over the past few months, and possibly adding a few new initiatives into the mix, as time, covid restrictions, and volunteer capacity allows.
We hope you’re as excited by our new look as we are, and hope you will continue to support us as we move the project into its next phase. We look forward to working with you to collect and distribute more Incredible Surplus in 2020 and beyond!