Leeds gets UK's first food waste supermarket

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September 22, 2016
Organisers of the Real Junk Food Project have opened a "supermarket" that stocks surplus food from elsewhere.

A "food waste supermarket", also deemed the first of its kind in the UK, allows people to "pay what they feel" with not only money but also either time or skill.

Launched by the minds behind the Real Junk Food Project, the market operates out of the project's warehouse in Pudsey. Larger supermarket chains, restaurants and cafes donate food to keep it going. The warehouse receives upto ten tonnes of food everyday.

Founder Adam Smith says a note on social media helped draw people in, and if the positive response were to continue, it could even help them recover the cost of the warehouse.