Tucking into festive leftovers

(l to r) Theresa Milligan, Armley Junk-tion, Frances Day, Bird Board, Adam Smith, The Real Junk Food Project, Claire Buck, Moda in Pelle-final
(l to r) Theresa Milligan, Armley Junk-tion, Frances Day, Bird Board, Adam Smith, The Real Junk Food Project, Claire Buck, Moda in Pelle-final

A Halifax business owner’s all-female business support group had a Christmas lunch of ‘Binned Brussels,’ ‘Scrapped Sausages’ and ‘Tossed-out Turkey’

The Christmas networking lunch organised by Frances Day of Bird Board saw professinals feasted on canapes, curries and cakes that were thrown out by supermarkets and wholesalers.

Halifax-based founder, Frances Day, worked with Armley Junk-tion cafe, part of the The Real Junk Food Project, to provide the meal to 150 local female small business owners at Left Bank Leeds.

‘“I hate to see waste and our motto is ‘as brave as you are,’ so I wanted to do something really memorable, something that made a difference; not just the usual corporate hospitality event, and I believe in practising what we preach,” she said.

“So I had to be brave, let go, and let The Real Junk Food Project manage the whole process.

“There’s something really special about bringing these two completely different communities together through food.”

Bird Board is an all-female support group of experienced women who run their own business or head a department and the group has grown from 20 to 60 in four months and plan to have 300 members this time next year – so it was a cause for celebration.

The cost of Christmas lunch in the home may have risen 14 per cent and it may traditionally be the most opulent meal of the year.