A pioneering cafe opening in Durham City is bringing a whole new meaning to “junk food”.
From Friday night (June 12), anti-food waste campaigners Nikki Dravers and Mim Skinner will serve up RE-f-USE, a pop-up cafe using only food which would otherwise be thrown away.
Opening night will be at Durham’s Indoor Market and several hundred people are expected between 6pm and 8.30pm.
“We started collecting food a couple of weeks ago and it’s escalated incredibly quickly,” said Miss Dravers.
“Judging from the interest online, we could get 2-300 people.”
The aim of the not-for-profit venture is to show how much viable food is thrown away.
“In a world where around 870 million people, one in nine, are hungry, it’s an outrage that one third of food produced worldwide is thrown away when it’s perfectly fit for human consumption,” Miss Dravers said.