The Hive JQ

The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an award-winning organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibitions and event spaces.

The Real Junk Food Project saves waste food from landfill by redistributing it around the city, through food bags and pop-up cafes, and is set to start a monthly community pop-up café at The Hive - its first in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

The café will operate on a pay-as-you-feel basis, with money, time or skills welcomed in exchange for a good feed

With the motto #feedbelliesnotbins, the Real Junk Food Project Central has developed a cult following amongst people mindful of sustainability and wastefulness in the food chain.

In this new partnership, The Real Junk Food Project Central will take-over The Hive Café & Bakery for a monthly pop-up community café, offering home-cooked breakfasts and lunches that makes the most out of good quality donated food that otherwise would have gone to landfill.

The event will form part of The Hive’s Saturday Sessions, in which the building, gallery and public spaces open on a Saturday for tours and events. October’s takeover coincides with the opening of a new exhibition Vital Beauty, which explores the re-imagining of six buildings belonging to the Ruskin Mill Trust, of which The Hive is one. 

The Real Junk Food Project Central take-over takes place on the second Saturday of the month.

Pre-booking required via Eventbrite

2021 Dates:

10th July

14th August

11th September

9th October

13 November

11th December