Lunch clubs are a great way to stay independent, make friends and try out new activities. The Council funds about 52 lunch clubs around the city catering for nearly 1,600 older people and serving 56,000 hot meals a year. The majority of these are clubs run by, and for, older people.

At the moment the lunch club fund has awarded two-year grants to 51 lunch clubs in the city.  The next time the fund will be open is January 2019; but if you are involved in a club or are setting up a club and would like to know more about the fund please contact us.  We might be able to offer some support depending on the circumstances.

To find out more about the difference lunch clubs made in Sheffield in 2016/17 please see the annual report.

Join a lunch club

If you are interested in joining a lunch club, or want to request further information, please see Voluntary Action Sheffield's Lunch Club Referral Service.

If you are interested in joining a lunch club, you can find out more about the different clubs, where they are, when they meet and what they charge, from our Lunch Clubs Directory.   

Find a lunch club near you

Each map icon displays the lunch club's name, address and a link to more information like when the club meets, the cost of a meal, and how to get there. 

Volunteer at a lunch club

The majority of lunch clubs are run by volunteers and there are lots of opportunities to get involved.  Whatever your gift or talent it probably can be used at a lunch club!

Typically, volunteers help with:

  • cooking and serving meals
  • bookkeeping and finances
  • organising and general administration
  • transporting members
  • helping new people settle in and putting everyone at ease to help them have a good time
  • activities and fundraising

If you enjoy the company of older people and are looking for a useful way to spend a few hours a week, why not volunteer to help at a lunch club? Contact us to find out more!

Voluntary Sector Liaison Team