Neighbours are urged to get together for the sixth annual Big Lunch on Sunday (June 1).

Food writer and single mum Jack Monroe has shared five budget-friendly recipes from her book A Girl Called Jack to help bring people together.

The Big Lunch is the idea of the Eden Project to get people to have lunch with their neighbours once a year, for a few hours of community, friendship and fun.

Jack, who started creating nutritious recipes for her and her son on a tight budget and then started sharing them on her website – – said: “The Big Lunch is a fantastic opportunity to get local communities together over a bite to eat. 

“I hope my recipes will help show that everyone can take part in a Big Lunch and bringing something to the table doesn’t have to cost much at all.

“It’s not too late to get involved on Sunday 1 June – all you need is a few neighbours and some delicious food and you’ve got the ingredients for a great day.”

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