It has come to our attention that the changes to our services since the pandemic have led to some confusion about what RJ are doing so please read on and hopefully we will clear things some things up…
The interrelated aims of RJ remain to:
1) Fight food waste
2) Fight food poverty
3) Build community
Given the high demand for our Friday Foodshare and the amount of people in our community affected by the compounded effects of covid, austerity, rising fuel costs and low wages/social security we are unable to keep up with demand using only wasted and donated food. So we now buy some fruit and veg (and other basic items) every week so we can serve as many people as we can. We have to ration this food sometimes to ensure everyone gets something especially as we are now seeing record numbers of people attending.
Our community cafe on Monday and Thursday remains an almost entirely waste food cafe.
So if you want to support us and save waste food please come to the cafe for delicious lunch on Mondays and Thursdays and pay-as-you-feel/can. Everyone is welcome!
Other ways you can support us include buying items from our wish list (regularly posted on social media) or setting up a one off or monthly financial donation (Account name: Rainbow Junktion, Account number: 00031454, Sort code: 40-52-40)
We ask that you only attend the Friday foodshare if you need it (you are judge of this).
All our services remain non referral, non judgemental and pay-as-you-feel/can. Our volunteers will always try their best to get you what you need with the resources we have.
Big love from the whole team xxx