One of our Community Network Developers, Paul, having a conversation with another man at an inside event in Manchester.

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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“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

The greenest Big Lunch yet

This year, we’re planning to make The Big Lunch our 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.

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Impact of The Big Lunch

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people joined in last year – that’s 1 in 5 of the population!

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of Big Lunch organisers say that it has had a positive impact on their community

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raised at Big Lunch events since 2018, with around 3/4 going to local causes