We love to see the space in the REfUSE café being used by community groups : from coding workshops for three year olds to mental health support groups to church meetings, open mic nights and birthday parties. On monday mornings, we host a toddler group ran by Emmanuel church : this is one of the … Continue reading Emmanuel Tots
Hi everyone ! My name is Barthélemy, I am a French student doing an internship at REfUSE. Working here is part of my education as I needed to spend a few weeks in an English-speaking country in order to improve my English skills. I heard about REfUSE with my teacher who is part of “The Real … Continue reading Tackling food waste and northern accents.
Christmas Opening Times for REfUSE Cafe: We're aiming to feed up to 80 people on Christmas Day, a very special dinner made from crazy amounts of surplus food supermarkets throw away on Christmas Eve. Taking bookings from local organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and loneliness. It promises to be a fun-filled festive … Continue reading Christmas Time at REfUSE
There are a few different figures around, and there has never a full study on it, but Unilever/WRAP estimate that in 2014, 2 million Christmas dinners were wasted across the United Kingdom: equivalent to 263,000 turkeys; 7.5 million mince pies; 740,000 slices of Christmas pudding; 17.2 million Brussels sprouts; 11.9 million carrots and 11.3 million roast potatoes. … Continue reading Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
BEFORE AFTER Huge thanks go to : Stu Clark for leading the whole project and electrical expertise Catherine Muir interior design for beautiful design and ideas Chester-le-Street Area Action Partnership for funding some of our kitchen equipment McCarricks Construction Ltd for giving weeks of their time to get us ready to open on Christmas … Continue reading Before and after…
We were given keys to the property on 1st October 2017. From that day onward we were in the building almost every day, evening and night, calling upon anyone we can to help us. Stu Clark is the builder mastermind behind most of the work, coming after work every day he worked pretty much the … Continue reading The building project
After the success of our crowdfund in December 2016, we launched straight in to trying to find a building. We looked at a number of properties, but in the end we put all our eggs in one basket for one place, and worked on things like planning permission and Change of Use for a few … Continue reading The cafe story…
Hello everyone, my name is Franck from the REfUSE team. As you might know, OLIO, the food sharing revolution is spreading thanks to all of you! for those who are not familiar with it, it is a mobile application launched in England a few years ago allowing anyone to connect with their neighbours and local … Continue reading Discover OLIO with us !
Hey everyone ! My name is Franck. As a French student, I first heard about The Real Junk Food Project through my English teacher who is trying to import it in France. During our schooling, we are given the opportunity to carry out an internship in an English-speaking country in order to improve our English. … Continue reading A new face around
After a year of searching and working on a number of venues, we finally got keys and are signing a lease on an amazing building on Front Street in Chester-le-Street. We aim to have it open around the end of November, but lots of work needs doing to get there. It will be a creative, upcycled and … Continue reading We have a building!