University of Manchester

EmpowerMEal was created one year ago with a three-fold purpose: to provide meaningful employment to marginalized women in our community, to provide vegetarian students on campus with healthy, affordable meals and to reduce food waste.

Our plan is to bring together women in the community to cook these meals with food waste provided by local partners which will then be sold on the campus of the University of Manchester. We see EmpowerMEal as a stepping stone for these women on their path to sustained employment which is why we will also be offering them a hygiene certificate, preparing CVs and training them how to ace future interviews.

What Global Goals are we working towards?

1 – No Poverty

2 – Zero Hunger

3 – Good Health and Wellbeing

5 – Gender Equality

8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

10 – Reduced Inequalities

12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

How can you help us?

Currently, our project is looking for beneficiaries, and a place to prepare the meals so if you have connections to a communal kitchen please let us know. We would also love to talk to someone with expertise in marketing about how best to drive traffic to our website.