Spotlight On… Make Lunch Royston

Spotlight On… Make Lunch Royston

Summer is always an exciting time for Make Lunch Royston!

Royston’s Make Lunch club first opened in Royston in February 2015 and has supported over 100 local families in the town over the last seven years.

The scale of holiday hunger is huge, with over 1.9 million children receiving Free School Meals and millions more living in poverty. It poses an urgent question. What happens to the children in our community during the thirteen weeks of the school holidays? For too many, the food runs out. Make Lunch fills the hunger gap by providing a free meal for all members of the household.

But Make Lunch is so much more than a meal! The club is a safe space for parents to relax and connect with each other. The club also organises exciting activities for the children – in the last twelve months they have run healthy cooking sessions with Herts Healthy Hub, circus activities with The Flying Seagull Project, story time sessions with Royston Library, STEM activities with Cambridge Science Centre and Johnson Matthey, and much more!

During the covid pandemic, Make Lunch could not safely see families in person, so they delivered meal boxes to the family’s doorstep. At the start of summer 2021 Make Lunch was finally able to re-open their doors at St Mary’s Hall in Royston and welcome families back to the club.

This summer marked the start of another exciting new chapter as the club moved to a new location – Trinity Life Church’s fantastic and newly renovated building in Royston town centre. Make Lunch is hiring the new community hub space which will also become home to many exciting community projects for local people.

If you would like more information, please contact Louise Bradley on 07742 927160 or