Lunch clubs are a great way to stay independent, make friends and try out new activities. We fund about 60 lunch clubs around the city catering for nearly 2,000 older people and serving around 70,000 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.
Join a Lunch Club or request more information via Voluntary Action Sheffield's Lunch Club Referral Service:
Telephone 0114 2536674
Download, complete and email back the referral form available on VAS’ website if you or someone you know would like to join a lunch club.
The Lunch Club Referral Service is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm.
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 2536650