Hackney’s lunch clubs will open their doors for Friday Friends on Friday 3 November. Friday Friends is the final day of Meals on Wheels Week, an initiative that raises awareness about the importance of social eating and how it helps reduce loneliness. Details of lunch clubs participating in Friday Friends are shown below:
Hackney Chinese Community Services and An Viet Foundation
28-32 Ellingfort Road, London, E8 3PA.
Lunch served: 12.30pm-1pm.
Hackney Cypriot Association
5 Balls Pond Road, London, N1 4AX.
Lunch served: 12pm-2pm.
Nightingale Luncheon Club
19 Olympus Square Nightingale Estate, E5 8DS.
Lunch served: 12pm-1.30pm.
As well as clubs from our network the following clubs are also open for lunch on Friday 3 November:
Carib Eats Canteen
Northwold Community Centre, Northwold Estate, 131 Upper Clapton Road E5 9SA
Friday Lunch Club, Hackney Showroom
4 Murrain Road, Kings Crescent Estate, London N4 2BN
Prideaux House Lunch Club
10 Church Crescent, London E9 7DL
HOPE at Morningside Community Lunch
Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road, Hackney E9 6SJ
St Mary of Eton Community Lunch
Eastway, Hackney E9 5JN
Hackney’s vibrant network of lunch clubs serves nutritious meals to local older residents. There are 12 clubs serving lunch to the borough’s diverse communities, including Vietnamese, Caribbean, Kurdish, Chinese and Cypriot groups.
The lunch clubs help to reduce isolation and improve health, wellbeing and connection. Many older people have been impacted by the pandemic and are now being hit by increasing fuel and food costs.
Hackney’s lunch clubs are more important than ever – providing warmth, food and connection. One lunch club member explains the benefits of attending the lunch clubs: “This club has been a lifeline for me.”