Eating Together

This service aims to combat isolation amongst people living with HIV in London by bringing groups together for a hot, nutritionally-tailored meal and some good conversation. It is also designed to improve participants’ overall health, energy levels, confidence and independence by offering the opportunity to meet new people, share experiences and learn more about healthy eating and other relevant topics.

How much will it cost?
This service is FREE.  We will even pay you back your Oyster PAYG travel costs.

When is it?
Every Wednesday lunchtime, and from Saturday 26 July 2014 Eating Together will also be on Saturdays too.

Who can come?
To access this service you have to be referred to the service by a referrer.  Please call 020 7843 1800 for more information.

Can I bring my Children?
No.  This service is just for you.  You can speak to us if you want to bring a friend to your first week.

How long can I come for?
You get three months FREE membership which starts on your first visit.  You can come just the once or every week.

Will you pay my travel?
Yes.  Bring in a receipt before 12pm and we can pay you back for your Oyster PAYG travel from and to your home address.

Do I have to book?
Yes!  To make sure we have space and food for you please book by calling 020 7843 1800.

I’m Vegetarian, will there be food for me?
Yes, we always have a vegetarian option.

What else happens?
Each week, before we eat, we have a guest speaker talking about other services, life experiences or good nutrition.

Can I volunteer?
Yes, we need volunteers for Wednesdays and Saturdays in the kitchen and hosting.  If you are a new volunteer sign-up using the application form.  If you already volunteer please email volunteering@foodchain.org.ukn to find out what training you need.

Stigma and discrimination related to HIV infection leads to isolation for many people living with HIV. As people grow older, this isolation becomes exacerbated. Social isolation is often linked with a lack of motivation to look after one's health and a poor diet.

With funding from the City Bridge Trust (2012-2013) this service was increased to weekly in 2012.  The increasing popularity of this service means we will soon be operating at weekends.  The opportunity to sponsor this popular service is currently available.