Philanthropy2019-07-15T15:48:14+00:00


At Sands Wealth Management, we believe in supporting causes that will improve our world, the society we live in, and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

As of March 2019, we have started supporting the local charity – ‘The Real Junk Food Project‘. Our Team have been giving valuable time and labour – volunteering at the Wakefield Sharehouse on a regular basis. Aside from volunteering, TRJFP have been given access to our boardroom for meetings with their national partners, and our marketing Team have been supporting both TRJFP and the Wholemeal Café Ripon by designing posters and other marketing collateral. You can keep up to date on our work with TRJFP on our news page.

About The Real Junk Food Project

The Real Junk Food Project is a collaborative effort to bring about a radical change in our food system. They save perfectly edible food from supermarkets, distributors, and wholesalers that would otherwise not make it to your plate, and make it available to all on a Pay As You Feel basis. All food that they intercept is processed, quality controlled and distributed through a network of cafes, Sharehouses, Freegan Boxes, schools and community groups.

Around 1/3 of food globally is wasted (around 1.3 billion tonnes). Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are living in poverty. The Real Junk Food Project believe that everyone should have access to enough food to sustain them – it’s a human right. The Real Junk Food Project provides the network to empower people in their community to make a difference.

www.trjfp.com

Volunteering at The Real Junk Food Project

[Date: 14/05/19]

Today the Sands Wealth Management Team spent the day volunteering for The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) and aiding their catering branch ‘Zelig’. Zelig caters to events of any size, (including our last quarterly team meeting in April) using perfectly good waste food acquired through TRJFP’s network – simultaneously tackling global food waste, and raising funds for TRJFP.

Our team first spent the morning training at the Wakefield Sharehouse, and then made over 500 sandwiches and helped prepare cooked food as part of a large buffet catering for 270 people at The Light Leeds, Vue Cinema. All leftover food was then taken home by the Vue Cinema staff, resulting in 150kg of surplus food not being wasted.

Buffet lunch, provided by The Real Junk Food Project

Date: [20/03/2019]

Zelig Catering who are part of The Real Junk Food Project and also based in Wakefield, provided a buffet lunch for our team this week, 100% made from food that would have otherwise been surplus and wasted.

The Real Junk Food Project is a collaborative effort to bring about a radical change in our food system. They save perfectly edible food that would otherwise not make it to your plate, and make it available to all on a Pay As You Feel basis. All food waste that they intercept is processed, quality controlled and distributed through their network of cafes, sharehouses, schools and community groups.

We were extremely impressed with the buffet. The food was all made by their catering team and fed our team for 2 days as they continued to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day too! We have decided to use The Real Junk Food Project for all our office buffets from now on and are recommending them to everyone we know.

We are now supporting local charity ‘The Real Junk Food Project’

[Date: 10/03/19]

We are proud to announce that we are now supporting ‘The Real Junk Food Project’.

The Real Junk Food Project is a collaborative effort to bring about a radical change in our food system. They save perfectly edible food from supermarkets, distributors, and wholesalers that would otherwise not make it to your plate, and make it available to all on a Pay As You Feel basis. All food that they intercept is processed, quality controlled and distributed through a network of cafes, Sharehouses, Freegan Boxes, schools and community groups.

Around 1/3 of food globally is wasted (around 1.3 billion tonnes). Simultaneously, hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are living in poverty. The Real Junk Food Project believe that everyone should have access to enough food to sustain them – it’s a human right. The Real Junk Food Project provides the network to empower people in their community to make a difference.

At Sands Wealth Management, our Team will be giving valuable time and labour – volunteering at the Wakefield Sharehouse on a regular basis. Aside from volunteering, TRJFP have been given access to our boardroom for meetings with their national partners, and our marketing Team have been supporting both TRJFP and the Wholemeal Café Ripon by designing posters and other marketing collateral.