Lunch clubs are a great way to stay independent, make friends and try out new activities. We fund over 70 lunch clubs around the city catering for over 2,500 older people and serving nearly 90,000 hot meals a year.
The clubs are independent self-help groups usually run by and for older people. They are open to any older person and the ages of the members range from 60 plus to over 90 with a large number of members aged in their 70s and 80s.
Some clubs cater particularly for people with mobility difficulties or people with special needs such as dementia. There is a small charge for the meal and you can find out details about particular clubs, when and where they meet, what they offer and what they charge, in the Lunch Clubs Directory below.
Take a look at our map to find a lunch club near you, or use our Lunch Clubs Directory where you can search for a lunch club by club name or area.
A directory of Lunch Clubs in Sheffield, listed alphabetically and by area
If you decide you would like to join a lunch club or you want more information, please fill in the downloadable form and email it to us, or contact us:
Telephone: (0114) 273 4631
A referral form to complete and send in if you, or someone you know, would like to join a lunch club
You can use Travel South Yorkshire's Journey Planner and timetables to work out how to get there. If you have difficulties using public transport some clubs are able to offer transport to get you to the club and back. There is a small charge for this.
Lunch clubs are always on the lookout for people to help with a variety of tasks, such as cooking, setting up and clearing away, running activities, bookkeeping, driving, etc.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering at a lunch club you can find out more about the opportunities and training on offer from Voluntary Action Sheffield's Lunch Club Support Service.
Telephone: (0114) 253 6698