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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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Pay in your Big Lunch fundraising

If you fundraised for Eden Project with your Big Lunch – thank you so much! You’re an absolute superstar.

When it comes to paying in your Big Lunch fundraising, there’s a couple of options.

From pots of tea to donation jars and disco balls, we can all bring something to a Big Lunch this June!
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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 more than 3/4 going to local charities or causes. That really is something to celebrate!

Please consider fundraising for the Eden Project with your Big Lunch. Even gifting a small amount of your fundraising pot can help us support more Big Lunches and reconnect communities with nature.

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Fundraising ideas

“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
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Plate to Planet – inspiring food connections

Listen to our new podcast

What we eat has a big impact on our planet. We’ve brought together the best foodie-minds from Eden and WWF-UK to chew over some of the biggest food challenges we’re facing today and look at how small changes can make a big difference.

This year’s Big Lunch is the greenest yet and we’re working with WWF-UK to champion low-cost sustainable dishes that are good for the planet. So, pop on the kettle, grab a bite, and join us for a conversation that’s both delicious and meaningful.

Listen below, or search ‘Plate to Planet’ on Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer!

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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 2015, with around 3/4 going to local causes