How Lunch Clubs can make a difference
Food and socialising have always gone hand in hand. But for people who live alone, without relatives or a support network nearby, mealtimes can be a lonely time of day.
It’s a sad fact that older people living alone are particularly at risk of loneliness, isolation and malnutrition. Lunch Clubs offer people a chance to socialise with others and meet new friends. For many, these clubs are the only opportunity they have all week to eat a meal in company.
You can volunteer to help at a lunch club by preparing food, serving meals and giving a friendly welcome to diners. Or you can volunteer at one of our social dining activities.
Each year in communities across Britain, Royal Voluntary Service volunteers run Lunch Clubs, serving up over 50,000 delicious meals with a healthy side order of companionship
Find out more about what you can expect