MCR Art Gallery teams up with Real Junk Food

Do good whilst eating good food. That’s the mission behind Manchester’s first pay-as-you-feel restaurant The Real Junk Food on Oxford Road. And now Manchester Art Gallery is set to work with the social enterprise to create a new pay-as-you-feel menu for children – offering delicious, healthy meals that are affordable for families.

The concept is simple: meals are made from food that would have otherwise gone to waste. The menu rotates according to the donated produce and customers pay what they can or what they feel it was worth.

Why is it happening?

“Manchester Art Gallery is for everyone, a civic space in the heart of the city that’s open to all. But we know that families often struggle with the cost of eating out. By sourcing ingredients from Real Junk Food Manchester we can help make family visits that bit easier.”

From 16 June, if you are visiting the café with children you’re welcome to order meals from their children’s menu. Simply pay what you feel at the till or by using the donation box in the kitchen. Every penny goes towards supporting this project.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant