Rainbow Junktion

This community waste food cafe aims to reduce food waste, fight food poverty and build community. They intercept food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets and a number of other sources, and then the volunteers turn it into healthy, nutritious lunches for whoever walks through the door on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. Rainbow Junktion also run events, workshops and provide outside catering for other community projects.
Community and Land, Food & Agriculture

Our three main aims are:

  • to reduce food waste
  • to reduce food poverty
  • to build community

Reducing Food Waste

Between 30% and 50% of all food produced ends up being wasted. Some of this food has involved huge amounts of time, energy, care, fertilisers, pesticides, and money to produce. Then it’s been processed and transported half way round the world for it to be rejected and sent to landfill. This is seen by some of us as criminal when so many people are starving and when we are also concerned about Climate Change.

By intercepting waste food and using it to help feed people we aim to reduce food waste and to educate ourselves and others about how unsustainable this is.

Reducing Food Poverty

There is more than enough food being produced to feed everyone in the world! Some people calculate that we produce 150% of our food requirements globally. It’s just that it is not distributed fairly. By intercepting waste and using it to feed people on a Pay As You Feel basis we aim to reduce food poverty without taking away people’s pride.

Building Community

Many of our communities have been devastated over the years. We are encouraged to think of “them” and “us” and to fear “them”. By bringing people from all walks of life together around a table of food, side by side in the kitchen and working together to reduce food waste and food poverty “we” hope to build better community where “we” can trust and support each other.

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