Newham’s Big Christmas Lunch Week, 12 – 17 December
Christmas can be a difficult time for people and, with the Cost of Living Crisis, this year it could be even harder. To help, the Council is organising a campaign to bring our communities together that includes Christmas light Switch On events and, during w/c 12 December, a coordinated series of Christmas lunches. Newham’s ‘Big Christmas Lunch’ week is supported by the Eden Project and aims to encourage voluntary groups, business partners and others, with the Council, to host a Christmas lunch for those who may not be able to celebrate this year. To find out more, and take part in ‘We are Together at Christmas’ check out the resources shared below:
In partnership with The Eden Project, we have put together resources to help support you to plan and deliver a lunch. View the pack on our website or visit The Eden Projects website for more amazing ideas.
Let us know if you are hosting a Christmas
Remember if you are holding a lunch to let us know by emailing us Community.Neighbourhoods@newham.gov.uk please include the following information
- Number of attendees expected
- Contact number and email
During or post event please post your photos on social media by using #newhamchristmas and tag us @NewhamLondon so we can like and share your content.
If you require volunteers to help you host a lunch, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Safety considerations
When hosting a lunch, remember that safety comes first. Some things to consider before hosting a lunch, includes:
- Food allergies
- Dietary requirements
- Cultural and religious dietary requirements
- Risk assessments
- Food hygiene
- Public liability insurance
For information about the insurance considerations view the eden project communities website.
If you have any queries relating to food safety, email email@example.com