Lunch clubs are a key piece in the jigsaw of services that support older people to eat well. Many are organised and run by older people themselves.
The ODS research found that older people who attend lunch clubs often speak about enjoying both the food and the opportunity to eat with other people.
A bite and a blether [PDF 1476 kb] is a series of case studies from six lunch clubs across the country in Lossiemouth, Stirling, Alyth, South Aberdeenshire and Glasgow. It provides a picture of different communities, both geographical and of interest, working with the resources they have available and mobilising a huge volunteer effort to provide a social meal for older people.