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North West restaurants providing meals for vulnerable and elderly

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A social enterprise is collecting unused food from restaurants in Manchester and making hot meals for the most vulnerable.

Open Kitchen usually uses leftover food to cater for events in a bid to reduce food wastage.

However, during the lockdown of the UK, they are now providing microwave meals and snacks to people who need them most.

They are just one of many restaurants across the North West that are providing meals for the vulnerable.

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The company say that they are currently making around 750 meals a day, but want to try and increase that to around 2000.

In Chorlton restaurant, The Creameries, is also providing meals for the vulnerable.

They're also providing meals for NHS staff after the owner's sister, who is a doctor, explained how difficult it would be for hospital workers to make proper meals after long shifts.

Mary-Ellem Mcteague's said it was about "taking care of those taking care of us".

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