Food for All & All for Food BISTRO

Food for All & All for Food on Friday 13th March at 7pm is an event aiming to support and connect local communities by raising awareness about food waste and by bringing people from different cultural and social backgrounds together under the same roof to enjoy a delicious night of diversity.

The event will be held in partnership with The Rainbow Junktion Cafe (charity cafe providing meals from food that would otherwise go to waste on a pay as you feel basis) and some Leeds University Union’s cultural societies, in the scope of raising funds and awareness, as well as highlighting the diversity of the Leeds community. As far as food is concerned, there’s going to be a buffet of various countries’ cuisines, and guests should pay as they see fit – come to enjoy!

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options will be available. Allergens and ingredients listed on food labels.

Please bring cash with you ! Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay, however a £5 donation is suggested.

Hosted by the Intercultural Ambassadors as part of University of Leeds, World Unite Festival.

The Intercultural Ambassadors programme is supported by funding from Santander Universities.

Book your tickets on our Facebook events page

Bistro featuring Lewis Burner – Friday 6th March

We are very excited to welcome back the unbelievably talented local singer/songwriter Lewis Burner to our next Rainbow Junction Bistro on Friday 6th March at 7pm.

There will of course also be a delicious three course dinner made from food saved from the bin and transformed by our clever volunteers. We will have all the main dietary options covered and everything will be pay-as-you-feel.

We will also be holding a collection of warm clothes/other useful things for amazing local group Helping Hands who are doing outreach to the sadly ever growing homeless community of Leeds. So if you have any good quality and clean clothes that you could donate then please bring them along on the night.

Please book a ticket to reserve your seat and then pay-as-you-feel on the night.

Rainbow Junktion Recipe Book launch Bistro – 21 February 2020

We are so excited to be launching our Rainbow Cookbook at a bistro night of delicious pay-as-you-feel food.

The cookbook is a culmination of a lot of work from staff, volunteers and customers and we are really proud of it. It will help us raise essential funds to keep our beautiful community cafe open.

Come and join us for dinner, celebrate with us and grab your copy (suggested minimum donation £5).

We are also looking for other local artists/zine makers who might want to sell their creations at the bistro … get in touch with if you would like to be involved.

To book your ticket go to

Racial Justice Network Bistro – 7th February 2020

We are excited to be collaborating with fabulous local organisation Racial Justice Network in our next Bistro on 7th February.

‘We listen and work with communities on effective ways of challenging oppressive practices. We support individuals and groups to embolden confidence and skills to tackle challenges, and to run effective campaigns. We also support and encourage people to build solidarity, and to mobilise large communities of resistance to affect change. Our current work includes #StopTheScandal, a campaign to resist the use of mobile fingerprint scanners with links to immigration databases.’

Racial Justice Network

Why not come along for dinner and find out more about their work? Tickets can be booked here

Bistro with Big Al’s Big Choir

We invite you to the next amazing Rainbow Junktion Bistro on Friday 22 November at 7pm. This time we will be joined by BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR to bring some funk to your foodie delights! They’re even bring a live band with them!

Our goal is to put an end to unnecessary food waste and poverty. We collect the food that supermarkets, businesses, and charities throw away and redistribute it to our community. The food is pay-as-you-feel to make it accessible to everyone and anyone.

As part of this mission we run evening bistro/ fundraisers, such as this one. The bistro includes a three course meal, talks and performance including the Steel Pan Sparrows and BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR.

Please book a place and if you are unable to attend cancel your ticket through the Eventbrite website.

Community Bistro Friday 1st November

There is another community bistro on Friday 1st November, a chance to sooth your nerves after Halloween! We will be creating more amazing three course meals from perfectly good food that was otherwise being thrown out. This is part of our attempt to stop food going to waste and to highlight the issue. The meal is Pay As You Feel but you need to book a ticket for which we make a small charge. You can book your ticket via our Facebook page.

Community Bistro Friday 18th October

This Friday we have another community bistro where we create an amazing three course meal from perfectly good food that was otherwise being thrown out. This is part of our attempt to stop food going to waste and to highlight the issue. The meal is Pay As You Feel but you need to book a ticket for which we make a small charge. You can book your ticket via our Facebook page.

Bengali Bistro

In celebration and thanksgiving for All Hallows’ bright shiny new toilets (hurray!), we’re christening them with a curry night of delicious Bengali food on Friday 19th April (non-spicy option also available) and fundraising for our friends in La Concha, Nicaragua at the same time.

All Hallows has a long standing link with La Concha, a beautiful area of Nicaragua near the Masaya volcano. Many families there don’t have basic sanitation. Leeds Central America Solidarity group works with the Nicaraguan Community Movement to provide families with the materials for building a latrine and support to do so. Nicaragua has had a very tough time recently and as always, it’s the poorest who are hit hardest. Having adequate toilet facilities can literally be a matter of life and death – it’s not just important for the family themselves, but for the whole community.

Come and support our community cafe by having a delicious 3 course pay-as-you-feel dinner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the latrines and the Rainbow Junktion cafe.

Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know if you have any allergies.

Tickets are free to book and then you pay what you feel the evening was worth on the night. If you book and then can’t make it please cancel your ticket as these nights are usually fully booked.

Asylum Support Fundraiser Bistro 

Please join us on Friday 29th March 2019 from 20.00 at the Rainbow Junktion Cafe, All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP.The Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe will be hosting our 2nd fundraising dinner to support people seeking asylum.

Reserve your tickets here.

—————————-Event details——-‐–

We’ll be serving up a delicious 3-course vegan meal and an evening of entertainment, including compering from Leeds finest feminist comedian, Rosie Dent-Spargo and live music.

Tickets costs £15 [£10 unwaged/students]. A number of free places have also been reserved for local people seeking asylum from the event. Your money will go far, to very good causes. All proceeds will be split between Migrant Offshore Aid (approx 35%) Harmony choir (35%) to support their choir members seeking asylum), the church venue (15%; leaky roof) and the cafe (15%; which supports the Hyde Park community including people seeking asylum and cooks up delicious food waste).

Dessert will be served before 22.00, so if you need to dash off don’t worry, but you can also stick around to enjoy the night. The profits from the bar will also go to the fundraiser, but if you prefer you can BYOB.

This is a CASH ONLY event, so don’t forget to bring money on the night. (nearest cash machine is a 10 minute walk).

—For those cannot attend but would like to support—

Please consider donating to the raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the fundraiser. Suggested items are alcohol, confectionery, home decor etc, but anything will be very gratefully received. Please email if you have anything you would like to donate.

You can also donate money directly to the fundraiser by sending any amount through Paypal. We will use this to stock the bar, with all money made from drink sales + anything extra being redirected back into the fundraiser. Please send these donations to with a clear description, such as ‘Asylum Fundraiser’.

Thank you so much for whatever support you are able to give!

—-About the venue &supporters —-

Rainbow Junktion is a community cafe that intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. The aims of the cafe continue to be to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community –

Some members of Gay Abandon Community Choir will also be supporting the event.

—-Main recepients of the event—-

Migrant Offshore Aid – an international search and rescue (SAR) NGO designed to provide desperately-needed SAR services to people attempting dangerous sea crossings while fleeing violence, poverty and persecution.

Harmony Choir – a lively, cross-community choir that has grown into a vibrant, committed and friendly group, performing several times a year at local events across the city and beyond.

Reserve your tickets here.

Rainbow Reggae Bistro

Melting Pot and Hustle Tone Presents Rainbow Reggae

Reggae, Roots, Rocksteady and Ska!
Played by vinyl DJs:
Melting Pot, The Hustler and The Hat
On a Vintage Valve System

Buffet dinner of junk food, vegan and gluten free options will be available.

All pay-as-you-feel 🙂 in aid of Rainbow Junktion Cafe and Help Refugees.

Please only book a ticket if you are definitely coming (or cancel the tickets as soon as you know you can’t make it), we have had a real problem with no-shows at our events which means we cook too much food and also stops other people from booking tickets. Thank you.

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