…and the Real Junk Food Project Edinburgh!
Every Friday during the Edinburgh Fringe festival, the Real Junk Food Project puts on so-called Festival Food Fridays, which were hosted by the Bridgend Farmhouse this year. At these pop-up dinners, a group of volunteers serve the three-course meals that they have prepared from surplus festival food. The events are pay-what-you-feel and everyone is welcome! All guests sit at long tables, which means you get to meet whole singletons as well as families, locals as much as people from afar, all whilst enjoying a delicious meal which ingredients would have been thrown out, were it not for this group of eco-warriers!
After attending one of these pop-ups, I sat down with Donna McArdle, food activist and founder of the Real Junk Food Project in Edinburgh to talk about how this project is working to reduce Edinburgh’s food waste. Donna also spoke about some of the projects she’s been leading within the newly refurbished Bridgend farmhouse, which focus on creating opportunities for social inclusion through cooking. A truly inspiring person with lots to say about the power of food.