TRJFP Volunteer Wins Gold For England!!!

Huge congratulations to Tomas Kirby, and the Midland Mencap Big Flyerz Hockey Team who recently won GOLD at the Euro ParaHockey Challenge in Amsterdam, beating Spain 2-1 in the final!

TRJFP Volunteer Tomas wins GOLD!
TRJFP Volunteer Tomas Kirby (Front Centre) and some of the Midland Mencap winning team.

If you’ve visited our Kings Heath café, you may recognise Tomas as one of our lovely volunteers – he’s there most weeks helping out with veg prep and service, and he and his Mum Carol are also Freegan Box delivery drivers, particularly in the Hall Green and Frankley Areas.

Please join us all at TRJFP Brum in saying a big Well Done to Tomas and his teammates!

Midland Mencap Big Flyerz Hockey Team
Midland Mencap Big Flyerz Hockey Team

Sharehouse Reopening!

Sharehouse Reopening

Fanfare Please!

We’re delighted to be able to announce that following a great deal of hard work by our amazing volunteers, our Sharehouse in Winson Green is once again open for the public to visit.

If you’ve never been before, welcome! If you have been before, please be aware that a few things have changed and new systems have been brought into place; we appreciate your patience while everyone gets used to the new procedures.

For more information, including a map and opening times, please click here:

Volunteers Meeting – Friday 21st July 5pm

Hello all!

We are having a volunteers meeting at 5pm on Friday 21st of July at Ladywood Health and Community Centre. All volunteers from all areas of the project (cafes, freegan boxes, events, sharehouse – whatever!) are invited to come along and have their say.

***Sadly, due to personal circumstances, Adam Smith, the founder of TRJFP, has had to cancel his attendance. We hope to see him at another meeting sometime in the future, and would like to send Adam our very best wishes.***


If you are able to come from 4.30pm onwards, you’ll have a chance to meet some other volunteers you might not know.

Ladywood Cafe will be running on a single continuous service next Friday, so you can join us any time in the afternoon if you wish.

So join us for an hour or so to have your say, make some new friends and contribute your voice to the project!

(If you can’t make the meeting but you have any thoughts/compliments/complaints/ideas you want raised, please do pass them onto myself, Ann Gallagher, Tina Stanton, Heather Beasley or anyone else you feel happy to represent your voice! Please send on any comments by Thursday 20th July so we have time to print them 🙂 )
Many Thanks

Ann Gallagher

TRJFP Brum proud to support Birmingham FoE Community Share offer

In an earlier blog post co-director Shaz shared the details of Birmingham Friends of the Earth’s Community Share Offer:

The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham puts sustainability at the heart of everything that we do.

We recognise that things like environmental campaigning and energy are part of the same agenda that we have for ending avoidable food waste, and so the TRJFP Brum Co-Directors are delighted to announce that they have approved an investment of £500 into the BFoE Share Offer, in the same way that we previously invested in Power For Good’s Community Share Offer.

The Crowdfunder campaign has now passed the £150,000 mark, meaning that the minimum scheme can be implemented, which is great news. 62 people have invested so far, including four of the co-directors of TRJFP Brum, demonstrating their faith in the Offer. There’s still some way to go to reach the full £240,000 target, however.

These environmental issues are all inter-connected and will take collaboration between different organisations to work towards ending these problems. We are proud to be able to support our allies in their venture and look forward to seeing the end results.

There are still a few more days before the Share Offer closes so you still have time to have a look and get involved, if you are able.


Extended Sharehouse Opening Hours!

Have you visited our Sharehouse* in Winson Green yet?

(*a Sharehouse is a Pay-As-You-Feel supermarket – for more information click here)

If no, is it because our opening days/hours didn’t work for you?

We have good news if that’s the case; we’re going to be extending our opening hours and opening on more days!

Some of our volunteers with TRJFP founder Adam Smith
Some of our volunteers at the Sharehouse with TRJFP founder Adam Smith


  • 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • 10:00am – 6:00pm


  • 1:00pm – 7:00pm


  • 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • Volunteers Only – check the volunteer Facebook group or WhatsApp for times!

Hopefully this means even more people can join us to #feedbelliesnotbins – we look forward to seeing you there!