Adam Smith is a founder of the multi-award-winning, global initiative: The Real Junk Food Project set up in December 2013, to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable food waste into landfill, idea is to feed bellies, not bins.
In 2019, TRJFP intercepted about 400 tonnes of food, the equivalent of 950,000 meals. In the first 12 weeks of lockdown in 2020 alone, the team intercepted double that amount – comparable to 1.9 million meals. They also run multiple projects across the world and have Fed over 13 million people.
Adam is also a professional chef for over ten years, Adam has held a wealth of head chef positions, internationally.
Adam and TRJFP have received numerous plaudits and awards from organisations ranging from NESTA to The Observer. In 2014, Adam was voted one of the forty most influential men in the world by AskMen. The Telegraph voted Adam as one of the 50th most influential people in UK Food & Drink – Food & Drink Power List 2017.
Adam was a featured speaker on the TedX broadcast from Warwick University on February 28th 2015.
In 2010 at aged 25 Adam was found in a field, pronounced dead at the scene by the police, with only cocaine keeping his heart beating, he had attempted suicide.
We hear about Adams story, what led him to that moment, and how he went on to achieve the things he has.
Adam is a reminder to us all that despite the challenges we face, there is always purpose and meaning to be found.
Please enjoy my chat with Adam Smith.