We need you.
We’d be nothing without you. Really. There’s an amazing team of Lunch Makers across the UK who give their time and energy to keep the Lunch Kitchens running. People like you. So we’re really excited that you’re thinking of opening a Lunch Kitchen in your community too. You’ve come to the right place.
As an organisation we operate on a Social Franchise basis. That means that our Lunch Kitchens are officially registered with us and you can be sure that anyone using our name and logo has got all their paperwork in order and has been trained and approved by us. It helps us maintain a high standard of delivery and keeps the whole thing safe for everyone.
Running a Lunch Kitchen means gathering a team of volunteers, preparing a venue, choosing a menu, shopping, chopping, cooking, serving, cleaning, talking, listening and having fun. And probably one or two other things too. We can help with all that.
The first step is to tell us a bit about yourself and where you want to open a Kitchen. You'll then be able to automatically download the Initial Information Pack to give you more information on what running a MakeLunch Kitchen involves. We'll personally follow up to see if you have any questions and invite you for a phone call to learn more about MakeLunch and visit a Lunch Kitchen in action.
Once you've decided to run a MakeLunch Kitchen in your area, we’ll invite you to a one day training with others from your team. In 2017 we already have training days lined up in or near the following locations and we’d love to see you there: Bristol, Bradford and London.
The video below shows a day in the life of one of our volunteer Lunch Makers, Elle Knight. Elle is now also a part of the MakeLunch Staff team and in charge of training our new Kitchens, giving you a chance to learn from someone with real life experience volunteering, organising and running a Lunch Kitchen.