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A third of people over the age of 70 in the UK eat alone every day


Sunday lunch should be a time of togetherness. The one meal we all look forward to, where we sit down with friends and family for good food and good times. Yet for 1 in 7 older people, it’s the loneliest time of the week.

So The Bisto Together Project and national charity Contact the Elderly joined forces to create Spare Chair Sunday. A project that allows people to offer up a spare chair at their Sunday Lunch to an older person who would otherwise be eating alone.

The campaign has been hugely successful and we have recruited thousands of volunteers - we would like to thank each and every person who has kindly offered to volunteer for us. Please continue to share your stories and photos with us!


Find out more about our current volunteering roles

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