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The Big Lunch 2024 – Save the date for the greenest Big Lunch yet!

On Wednesday 21 February The Big Lunch 2024 launched with brand new resources packed with ideas to get the party started and make this year’s Big Lunch the greenest yet!

Following The Big Jubilee Lunch and Coronation Big Lunch, two momentous celebrations, this year The Eden Project is bringing the nation together just for the good it can do. Everyone’s invited to join in The Big Lunch on 1-2 June!

The Big Lunch can be the starter that makes all the difference – people are the key ingredient and we all have something to share, from food and conversation to music and laughter. It creates friendships, increases belonging and can help new neighbours feel welcome. It’s also a chance to celebrate the people who volunteer their time throughout the year to have a positive impact where they live.

In 2023, with media support and help from ambassadors including Mel Giedroyc, Ainsley Harriott and Prue Leith, more than 14 million people took part. Our impact research* shows that 65% of those who did feel less lonely as a result, 75% said they feel a stronger sense of community spirit and the same number said they are more likely to give time to help neighbours or good causes. Since 2015, £87m has been raised by organisers at Big Lunch events for causes that matter to them.