Social Enterprise


Social Enterprise

We’ve used this term to acknowledge that there are certain forms of food provision, that serve people in a state of food poverty, that generate a not-for-profit income. Please read below for examples.

The Real Junk Food Project (Pay As You Feel Cafe)

The Real Junk Food Project provides healthy meals made only with intercepted waste produce. People who attend the cafe are asked to pay the amount of money they feel is appropriate for the food they have eaten. A zero waste policy is operated, so all kitchen waste is recycled into community gardens. The cafes which partner with the Real Junk Food Project either are or seek to become registered food banks.

The first Real Junk Food Project cafe has been set up in Armley and is open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.
Swinnow Community Centre are now working in partnership with TRJFP and are also running a pay as you feel cafe.
For more information please use the following contacts:

Email –
Twitter – @realjunkfood
Facebook page –
Swinnow Community Centre (Pay As You Feel Cafe)
Twitter – @swinnowpayfcafe

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Courtyard Café and Clothes

Courtyard Café opened in 1998 in the new glass roofed courtyard area of the church. The Café quickly expanded from 5 small tables and moved into the Church Hall where there is a regular customer base of 40 to 60 people.

The Café is run entirely by a team of volunteers from Harehills Lane Baptist Church and friends from the local community. The Café and Clothes is administered by a management team made up of volunteers. It is a non-profit making organisation. Staff are well trained and Leeds City Council awarded it a 5 star certificate for good hygiene.

Courtyard has two aims:

The Café and Clothes Store open on a Monday from 11am to 1.30pm. The Clothes Store offers a range of seasonal clothes for men, women, children and babies. Prices are extremely low. Donations of good quality second hand clothes come from church members and the local community.


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