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Simple Community Lunch

Come together this Lent. Get friends and family from your local community or parish to share a simple meal together and raise money for people living in poverty around the world.

Use one of our simply delicious recipes below (perfect for sharing!) or one of your own. Ask your friends and family to do the same and all give what you save.

Hosting your simple community lunch

Help your event go off without a hitch with out step-by-step guide.

1. Get people involved!

Invite your friends and family who can cook to get involved! Buy Fairtrade and organic ingredients where possible and use our simply delicious recipes above, or one of your own, to cook up a feast for your guests!

2. Set a date and time

Hold your event at home, in your parish hall or you can host it online. Zoom, Google Meet, and Houseparty are just some of the platforms that offer free group video calls where you can show off your creations and eat together.

3. Fundraising

Use JustGiving to set up a fundraising page, and ask people for donations. Alternatively, you can collect money on the day. Order a CAFOD collection box for cash donations or request a CAFOD contactless account to take card donations using just your phone.

4. Promote your event

Use social media to spread the word or put a notice in your parish newsletter.

Don't forget to tag CAFOD on social media and use the hashtag #cafod. You can also email to let us know what you've been up to!

Read our top tips for promoting your event

5. Bon appetit!

Enjoy a delicious lunch with family and friends!

Want to hold other activities during your lunch? How about holding a short quiz, or telling people about the work that CAFOD does overseas.