It is estimated that some half a million Brits are turning to food banks to feed their families. But all the while, the very same country is producing around 15 million tonnes of food waste each year. Is it me or is something just not adding up?
But one organisation - known as The Real Junk Food Project - has put two and two together and are single-handedly intercepting this vital food source to feed those who need it most.
The project distributes food in one of two ways: serving up meals at affordable prices in the Pay What You Feel cafe (customers literally pay what they can afford) and providing a food bank service.
Think of them as the modern day Robin Hoods... just without the stealing.
The project, which was set up by professional chef, Adam Smith, 28, recently passed an inspection from Environmental Health Organisation (EHO), who are happy with the food being used and the organisation's storage methods. "In the catering industry, many restaurants are operating the same policy - they just don’t publicise it," says Sam. "A restaurant is hardly going to throw away a joint of expensive meat - they'll cook it and serve it up."