BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 27 Aug '17

The ‘world’s first’ vegan pay-as-you-feel eatery will use food destined for landfill

Old School Junk, a pop-up vegan ‘pay-as-you-feel’ restaurant and sharehouse, has been launched in Leeds to raise awareness of child hunger during the school holidays.

The project is the result of a collaboration between The Light and Fuel For School, an initiative that aims to educate on child hunger and food waste.

‘It is great to gain support from The Light on a project like this. Together we have created an amazing space as we aim to be a world’s first vegan ‘pay as you feel’ restaurant.

‘We are looking forward to seeing the success of the pop-up and for guests to enjoy amazing food which would have normally gone to waste.’

NATHAN ATKINSON
Fuel For School

Saving ‘waste’ food

Old School Junk will be located in a renovated unit in the courtyard of The Light, Leeds until Saturday 02 September. Guests can expect to enjoy mouth-watering food, made by a trained chefs, from food that would otherwise have gone to waste.

‘Research shows that during the school holidays up to three million children will go hungry as they rely on school meals to feed and nourish them. This project looks to raise awareness of this and food waste, creating a space for children to eat and enjoy time with family and friends.’

GEMMA CHIDGEY
Deputy centre manager

Family time

The project is also intended to provide an alternative space for families to spend quality time together and enjoy themselves, with days themed around board games, circus skills and colouring. Families can also pick up a healthy picnic and children can go along and learn some kitchen skills.

The pop-up will feature areas that focus on geography, history, art and maths – as well as a full staff team of children – in the hope of empowering children and enhancing their skills in a supervised space.

Old School Junk will be open six days a week, 10.00-16.00, Monday to Saturday.

Themed days

Monday: board games
Tuesday: circus skills
Wednesday: crafty kids
Thursday: board games
Friday: colouring
Saturday: market day

Click here for further information, or email oldschooljunk@outlook.com to book a table.