The Magic Hat Cafe

Fighting Food Waste, Feeding The People

About Us

The Magic Hat Café aims to abolish avoidable food waste by ‘upcycling’ surplus food to feed the community, and leading research and activism on food waste.

Food that would otherwise be sent to landfill is collected from local food businesses and households in and around Newcastle upon Tyne. This includes fruit and vegetables that are unattractive; bakery products that can only be sold on the day of production, surplus from food growers and end-of-line or unsold produce.

Collections are sorted, prepared and stored according to Environmental Health legislation. Ingredients are then prepared into nutritious meals and drinks, which are served to the public on a ‘Pay-As-You-Feel’ donations basis.

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The Magic Hat Cafe is part of The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) network, an exciting movement of similar projects throughout the UK and around the world.

The Magic Hat Café is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

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