The Big Lunch aims to get neighbours eating together

News Shopper: Jack Monroe has shared five recipes Jack Monroe has shared five recipes

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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