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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Father, Social entrepreneur, Ideas man, Spectrummy


Adam Smith was the founder and co-director of the visionary, multi-award-winning, global initiative: The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). Set up in December 2013, to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill, the pioneering movement's manifesto is to: feed bellies, not bins.

Armley Junk-tion PAYF Cafe, Leeds

A professional chef for over ten years, Adam has held a wealth of head chef positions, internationally. Whilst in Australia, Adam witnessed the scale of food waste, agriculturally and within the catering industry. Upon his return to the UK, he was inspired to set up TRJFP.

Adam and TRJFP have received numerous plaudits and awards from organisations ranging from NESTA to The Observer. In 2014, Adam was voted one of the forty most influential men in the world by AskMen. The Telegraph voted Adam as one of the 50 th most influential people in UK Food & Drink – Food & Drink Power List 2017.

Adam was a featured speaker on the TedX broadcast from Warwick University on February 28th 2015.

Since November 2019, Adam is now working on various social projects.


Adam Smith | Public Statement

24th September 2019

On 22nd February 2013, I was on a farm in Shepparton, North Melbourne, Australia and I came up with the idea to feed people with food waste and let them pay anything they wanted. The Real Junk Food Project PAYF was formed.6 years later, the project has fed over 12 million people and stopped 5000 […]

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Darren Instone

23rd September 2019

Bucket list challenge Hello, my name is Sara Brooks, and I’m am an employee of a domiciliary care company called Homeinstead Senior Care in West Yorkshire. I have been caring and supporting a gentleman called Darren for a few months on a daily basis. This is the person who I’m looking for your help and […]

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