Open a Kitchen

We need you.

We’d be nothing without you. Really. There’s an amazing team of Lunch Makers across the UK who give their time and energy to keep the Lunch Kitchens running. People like you. So we’re really excited that you’re thinking of opening a Lunch Kitchen in your community too. You’ve come to the right place. 

As an organisation when we work with churches we operate on a Social Franchise basis. That means that our Lunch Kitchens are officially registered with us and you can be sure that anyone using our name and logo has got all their paperwork in order and has been trained and approved by us. It helps us maintain a high standard of delivery and keeps the whole thing safe for everyone. 

Why We Franchise

Running a Lunch Kitchen means gathering a team of volunteers, preparing a venue, choosing a menu, shopping, chopping, cooking, serving, cleaning, talking, listening and having fun. And probably one or two other things too. We can help with all that.

The first step is to tell us a bit about yourself and where you want to open a Kitchen. You'll then be able to automatically download the Initial Information Pack to give you more information on what running a Kitchen involves. We'll personally follow up to see if you have any questions and invite you for a phone call to learn more about Make Lunch and visit a Lunch Kitchen in action.


Your Name: First Last
Your Church/School/Organisation: and your role there
Your Email (required): and your phone number (optional):
Where you want to MakeLunch (City):
How did you hear about us? If marked with an * please tell us more here:

Once you've decided to run a Lunch Kitchen in your area, we’ll invite you to a one day training with others from your team.

The video below shows a day in the life of one of our volunteer Lunch Makers, Elle Knight. Elle is now also a part of the Make Lunch Staff team and in charge of training our new Kitchens, giving you a chance to learn from someone with real life experience volunteering, organising and running a Lunch Kitchen.