Lunch Club (formerly known as Make Lunch) began in April 2020 as a project aimed at tackling the problem of holiday hunger. Over 1.5 million children receive free school meals in the UK, and with millions more living in poverty, there is a growing problem surrounding how children in our community are fed in the school holidays. For too many, the reality is that food runs out.
As a church, and in partnership with TLG, we run regular lunch clubs in the school holidays. Our lunch clubs provide nutritious meals for children and their parents/carers, as well as activities such as craft and sports which promote mental wellbeing.
Since April 2020, we have provided over 1,500 lunches, regularly feeding over 15 families at a session. As well as providing lunches, we provide food parcels and recipe kits via our Kitchen Cupboard project, so far donating over 10,000 meals between the two projects.
Lunch Club has also been able to provide school starter packs and school uniform thanks to the generosity of our local community.
Our Lunch Club runs in partnership with local Primary School’s, this means that families are referred to us and allows us to work with those who are most in need.
We are funded by the church, and various other grant schemes and supermarkets. With thanks to Edsential HAF, Garfield Weston Foundation, ASDA, Tesco, All Churches Trust, LAF, Cinnamon Network, COM Foundation and everyone who has donated to the work of Lunch Club.
If you would like to support the work of Lunch Club you can donate via either of these options:
Give Online (to support the general work of Lunch Club)
Kitchen Cupboard (to donate food)