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Fulshaw Women’s Institute brought an unusual pop up restaurant to Wilmslow, Cheshire

By Wendy Morris

In collaboration with The Junk Food Project – Manchester they used intercepted food that would otherwise have gone to waste from supermarkets to create a wonderful array of tasty dishes for 80 people. It was a Pay-As-You-Feel concept with a very important message.

The extremely talented Mary Ellen Mc Tague (with fabulous credentials including working for five years with Heston Blumenthal) and her small team created delicious results. Fulshaw’s members were waitresses for the evening.

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Wendy Morris, President of Fulshaw WI said” after travelling to our AGM in Brighton seeing 89% of the national membership (over 200,000 women in the UK) supporting the fight to reduce food waste and also visiting a pop up restaurant in Manchester I was inspired to bring the two together. I’m so pleased that the people of Wilmslow and beyond supported us”.

Guests included eight WI’s from Cheshire and Greater Manchester, representatives from Transition Wilmslow, Wilmslow Partnership, family, friends and members of the local community.

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This year’s WI resolution “Avoid Food Waste, Address Food Poverty” aims to put pressure on supermarkets to eradicate wasting food at the end of the shopping day which could have been redirected elsewhere.

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