Sharehouse Maintenance Closure

Hi All!

This is just a quick post to let you know that the Sharehouse is going to be closed over the next few weeks to enable some maintenance to take place.

Watch this space…

Sharehouse Closed for Maintenance


Art print by Tsz Wan – Auction in support of TRJFPBrum!

One of our amazing and talented regular supporters, Tsz Wan has donated this lovely print of Kings Heath for us to auction in support of the project.

You can see more of her work here:

If you’d like to see this hanging on your wall, you can bid in our ‘blind’ auction right here:

Closing date is Friday 17th August at 8pm.

Kings Heath Map Illustration by Tsz Wan

Job Opportunity at TRJFPBrum!

****Applications are now closed****

Would you like to work for TRJFP Brum?

Thanks to the generosity of Love Brum, and all the people who voted for us, we’re delighted to announce we have a temporary paid opportunity for the right candidate.

Hourly Paid Project Co-ordinator (Temporary Contract) Waste Management and Recycling

Salary: National Living Wage, currently £8.75ph

Hours per week: Flexible part time work between 0-6 hours per week. Ideally 2 half days (3hrs each) per week for 6 months. Exact hours to be agreed with successful candidate, depending on availability and needs of the project.

Hobs Moat Courtyard Garden
Hobs Moat Courtyard Garden

The main purpose of this role is to develop and manage waste and recycling for The Real Junk Food project across all venues in Birmingham, including an exit strategy and succession plan once the Love Brum funding for this role is exhausted, via a handover to a self-supporting team of volunteers. A secondary, but very important element to the job, is educating the public and volunteers about composting, foraging, waste management, and recycling – we envisage this taking place in the form of forest school-type environments and foraging walks.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working across all TRJFP Brum sites and devising a strategy to efficiently manage waste and recycling from the project, liaising with and motivating volunteers to help us in this process, including the beautification/maintenance of any composting/recycling facilities at each venue.

To be considered for this role you must have a keen interest in recycling, composting, and gardening, experience of working in an educational capacity (this can be voluntary experience), and experience of working with or managing volunteers. 

Kings Heath Garden Beds
Kings Heath Garden Beds

It is essential that you have access to your own vehicle for visiting different sites and transporting items between them.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims of TRJFP Birmingham. Please refer to our website for more information.

You will need to have a flexible approach to working, be empathetic and solution focussed; someone who enjoys working at a fast pace with a variety of tasks; who is self-managed with a strong work ethic; who has a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude and is a completer / finisher.

If you feel you meet the criteria above and would like to apply for this role please send a CV (no more than 2 A4 sides) and covering letter explaining why you think you’d be suitable to

Closing date for this post is: 12th July 2018

This advert can be downloaded here:
Advert Project Co-ordinator July 2018

Nominate Us and Maybe Win a Mini Break!

Delicious Magazine have teamed up with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) to find the People’s Favourite Restaurant 2018 – the go-to place for food that not only tastes good but does good too.

How you can get involved

Help find this year’s People’s Favourite and you could win a fabulous mini-break at Les Orangeries, an idyllic boutique hotel in rural Western France. The winners will travel there Business Premier style, courtesy of Eurostar.

Fill in the application form on the website (follow the above link) by 30 June 2018, in no more than 150 words, how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham make meals that really matter.

Perhaps you would like to tell them about our sustainability credentials; our #feedbelliesnotbins ethos – how our food would have ended up in landfill if The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham hadn’t rescued it?

Do you want to tell them about how well we feed people; about how we offer a range of appetising, delicious, nutritious options, usually with a high veg content and more often than not, a vegan option?

Maybe you want to focus on how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham sits at the heart of the community – supporting local people through our PayAsYouFeel model, allowing anyone who would like to, to eat with us for the price of their time, skills or cash, at venues all over Birmingham?

Or do you have a personal story to tell about how The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham has helped you? Are you a volunteer who has gone onto paid employment after working with us, maybe?

After nominations close, on 30 June 2018, the panel of judges, including delicious. editor Karen Barnes and Mike Palmer of Lucky Beach, will whittle the entries down to a shortlist which we’ll publish in the August 2018 issue of delicious. You’ll then have until 31 August 2018 to vote for the People’s Favourite Restaurant. The winner will be revealed in October 2018 and presented at the SRA’s Food Made Good Awards on 1 October 2018.

For your chance to win, please fill in the competition form here

Good Luck!

Delicious Magazine


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.

Hobs Moat Boutique
Hobs Moat Boutique

Our dedicated volunteers collect items that Waitrose can no longer sell, and deliver them to our Hobs Moat community café. Anything that can’t be used by the kitchen goes to the boutique for
customers to take home, or to our Sharehouse in Winson Green. In this way nothing is wasted as TRJFPBrum’s motto is #feedbelliesnotbins!

Anyone is welcome to eat or shop with us, we just ask for a donation of cash, time, or skills on a Pay-As-You-Feel (PAYF) basis. This makes for a fantastic welcoming environment, breaking down barriers for all members of the Hobs Moat community to attend and get involved.

The Hobs Moat Café and Food Boutique run weekly every Thursday 12pm-2pm at St Mary’s church hall. You can download and print off posters and fliers here:

Hobs Moat Poster

Hobs Moat Flier

For more details about this, or the many other venues run each week by The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham, please check out the venues page on our website

Local Area Coordination Network


Supper at The Old Rose & Crown

At 7pm on Saturday 26th May, the Old Rose and Crown Hotel is holding a Pay As You Feel Supper with proceeds going to support The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham

If you’d like a ticket, they’re £10, which includes a drink, entertainment, and a talk on food waste by one of our co-directors. You then Pay As You Feel for the meal. To book, just call The Rose & Crown on 0121 453 3502 or email

Old Rose & Crown Supper

PDF Flier attached here: Old Rose and Crown PAYF Supper

We’re still happy for you to have nappies – and baby milk too!

Hello all!

We’ve had a great response to our nappy pant surplus. Lots of people have requested them by email (see details below for what we have and how to get some), but if you haven’t been in touch and would like some (or would like more!) we still have plenty left!

We also have quite a bit of baby milk (formula), if that’s something else you need, and baby wipes too (though not masses and masses of those).

Pampers Premium Active Fit Nappy Pants size 4 and 5The nappy pants/pull-ups, milk and wipes are at our Sharehouse in Winson Green.


They are sample packs of two Pampers Premium Active Fit Nappy Pants per pack. These are pretty pricey in the shops. We’re asking for donations of just £1 per 7 sample packs (14 nappies), with no restrictions (until they’re all gone!) on how many packs you can take.

We’ve already passed lots on to local charities, women’s shelters and hospitals, but we have plenty left for the general public, so please feel free to forward this information onto anyone this could help.

We only have size 4 (8-14kg) and size 5 (11-18kg) available, and we don’t anticipate getting any other sizes, so please check that this is the correct size for your needs.

The baby milk we have is lots of different ages, stages and brands, so please specify what you’re looking for and we’ll tell you if we have it.

For wipes we ask for a donation of £1 per 3 packs or £1 per 2 packs of Water Wipes.

If you’d like any nappies, milk or wipes, and are able to get to our Sharehouse: to collect, then please:


  • giving your name
  • a contact number
  • if you’d like nappy pants (size 4 or 5) the size and number of packs you’d like (there are 2 pants per pack)
  • if you’d like formula milk, the brand and stage you’re looking for
  • if you’d like wipes
  • approximate times you’re able to collect

and we will get back to you.