The Big Lunch for your organisation

The Big Lunch is the UK's annual get-together for neighbours - the one day a year when people come together to meet, greet, share, play, laugh and of course eat, for no other reason than we all need to.

The Big Lunch, an idea from the Eden Project, funded by the National Lottery, has grown year on year since the very first one back in 2009.  Last year over 9.3 million people took part, creating and strengthening community connection across the UK.  This year The Big Lunch is on Sunday 3 June and we'd like as many people as possible to get involved!

Below is everything you need to know about The Big Lunch, why it is important and how your organisation can encourage and support your staff, network or stakeholders to join in.

If you would like to partner with us to bring people together over food, friendship and fun, or if you're keen to bring your colleagues together with a Big Lunch in your workplace, please get in touch with Hannah Crump

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This short film explains it all, share with your networks!

A step by step guide.

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An online tool to help share plans and tasks for your Big Lunch.

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Walking up an appetite for The Big Lunch.

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Making it easy to spread the word to your communities about The Big Lunch! 

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Shout about what's going on - fill in the details and send to local newspapers, and TV & radio stations.

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A few pics to use to help you spread the word about The Big Lunch

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To help you spread the word

Ever stuck for words? Conversation menu to the rescue!

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Here's our list of FAQs, if your question isn't covered just get in touch and we'll help you out.

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Find out why The Big Lunch is so important, and the impact it has had across the UK