Woman swinging child around at a Big Lunch, with a marquee and people chatting in the background.

Where could your Big Lunch go?

It’s often the start of something more…

A Big Lunch can be anything from a small gathering in a garden or park to a larger party that involves the whole street.

All sorts of ideas and projects can start with a Big Lunch. This year we’re helping to make The Big Lunch the greenest yet, with top tips, planet-friendly recipes and ideas to swap and share.

Start simple and bring people together to share friendship, food and fun. Who knows where it might lead? We’ve got everything you need to get started.

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The greenest Big Lunch yet

We’re working with our friends at WWF-UK on ideas to make this year’s Big Lunch the greenest yet. We’ve got loads of easy ways to help make this happen, from simple sustainable swaps to ideas you can take forward in your community.

From pots of tea to donation jars and disco balls, we can all bring something to a Big Lunch this June!

“Right away, I knew it was a great idea. We live in a close where people didn’t really know each other… it’s all about just talking to your neighbours. After, you can see the brilliant things that come from that.”

Lynda, Essex

A glass donation jar is having a 5 pound note added amidst a beautifully set table containing cakes, drinks and flowers.

Fundraise with The Big Lunch

Thanks to the amazing organisers and neighbourhoods who join in every year, over £87 million has been raised for good causes through Big Lunches since 2015, with over 3/4 going to local charities or causes. That really is something to celebrate!

Did you know that in true circular economy style, your Big Lunch fundraising can seed even more fundraising? Just a few pounds could help us to support more communities to hold a Big Lunch and raise money for great causes in the future.

Please consider fundraising for us, or gifting a small amount of your fundraising pot to help others get involved.

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Impact of The Big Lunch

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raised at Big Lunch events since 2015, with around 3/4 going to local causes