Posted: Mon 1st Apr 2024

Praise for the work of The Rossett Food Cupboard for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 1st, 2024

Wrexham’s MP has paid tribute to the work of a husband and wife duo who are helping to reduce food waste.

The Rossett Food Cupboard, set-up by Paul, and Claire Marshall, works with supermarkets to collect goods that would otherwise be thrown out.

Paul, who alongside his wife Claire and a handful of local volunteers runs the service.

The Cupboard is working to reduce food waste and at the same time helping residents. The items range from cereals to fresh produce.

Sarah Atherton MP has assisted the Cupboard since it was created, including regularly visiting and donating items for them to auction at their charity fundraisers.

As the demand for the service has outgrown the current site, Ms Atherton has been working with Paul and Claire and Wrexham Council to secure more appropriate premises. Ms Atherton has been informed that the Cupboard is expecting news soon.

Sarah Atherton MP recently hosted Paul and Claire in Parliament for a tour and to watch Prime Minister’s Questions.

Claire Marshall, Co-owner of the Rossett Food Cupboard commented: “As our MP, Sarah has supported the Rossett Food Cupboard from the start. We are so pleased to continue to work very closely with Sarah and receive her support.

“It was wonderful to receive an invite to come down to the Houses of Parliament for a tour and to watch Prime Minister’s Questions.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we will never forget it. Thank you.”

Sarah Atherton MP commented: “Having supported the Rossett Food Cupboard since its inception, I was delighted to host Paul and Claire in Parliament as a thank-you for all they do in the community.

“The Cupboard’s eco-friendly approach is a shining example of what our community has to offer.

“It is paving the way for reducing food waste whilst supporting individuals who may need some extra help or are rightly environmentally focused.

“My efforts in helping secure larger premises with the council reflect our shared dedication.

“I eagerly await positive updates on this front. It was particularly impressive to learn that even when the Cupboard is unable to take on certain items, they work with local farmers to ensure nothing ends up in landfill.

“This is Wrexham supporting Wrexham and I commend everyone involved.”

For any residents who would like more information on the Cupboard, please click here.

Pictured: Sarah Atherton MP with Claire and Paul Marshall at the Houses of Parliament

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