I was immediately intrigued by an email titled ‘The Big Lunch’ that landed in my inbox last week. The Big Lunch is an Eden Project initiative which aims to build and strengthen communities by encouraging people to have lunch with their neighbours.
The project brings communities together in a fun, simple and food-based way (which is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to get to know people). Last year Big Lunches took place in every kind of community from the most challenged to the most secure and as a result over 80 per cent of participants now say they feel closer to their neighbours.
So if you want to get to know your neighbours better, get involved in your community and have a lovely big lunch to boot take a look at their website to see if there’s a Big Lunch happening near you www.thebiglunch.com.
This year The Big Lunch takes place on Sunday 18 July.