Helistrat Volunteer at The Real Junk Food Project Brighton
We recently sent along a group of volunteers to support the Real Junk Food Project in Brighton. Four members of the Helistrat Team travelled to Brighton to support the project at their weekly café, serving close to 150 during the lunchtime rush. Throughout the day, they supported with food preparation, cafe set up, serving and clean up all while getting to know the team of volunteers who selflessly give up their time each week to help the project feed bellies, not bins on a pay as you feel basis.
Commenting on the support, Helistrat CEO, Harvey Laud said:
“I am delighted to see colleagues going out and giving their time to support local charities. At Helistrat we actively encourage this behaviour and to see it in action is so rewarding. The Real Junk Food Project a charity that is close to our hearts as it uses unsold food that would ordinarily have ended up as waste being used for those that need it in the community. A worthwhile cause that we are proud to support.”
Commenting on the volunteers, Paul from the Real Junk Food Project said:
“Our mission is to ensure that food that would otherwise go to waste is used instead to feed people. We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers so we’re extremely grateful for the effort made by the Helistrat team. I hope they found it a positive experience and will encourage them and others to become regular volunteers.”
About the Real Junk Food Project Brighton:
The Real Junk Food Project Brighton is part of the Real Junk Food Project network, created by Adam Smith. It is a national and international movement of cafes, projects and pop-ups with one core objective: To intercept food waste destined for landfill and use it to feed people who need it on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.