We're part of Christians Together Against Loneliness, a coalition of faith-based charities to tackle isolation amongst older people.
While it's long been the churches practice to share meals, community meals have been growing in popularity in recent years.
Eating together provides an opportunity for social interaction and building friendships. That's one of the reasons we're launching "Make A Meal Of It", to encourage local churches to run a community meal to reach older people in their community.
With a growing elderly population and 12% of people aged 65 and over saying that they "feel cut off from society", there's never been a better time for churches to find creative ways to reach out to older people, who are often underrepresented in local churches.
Grab the PDF for Make A Meal Of It to see if this might be a good fit for you and your church.