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Providing food, fun and friendship

for families across Harlow and the surrounding area during school holidays.

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Happy Children

About Us

The Harlow Holiday Lunch Clubs Network is an initiative of Harlow Churches working together with a group of voluntary sector organisations, supported by local authority bodies and businesses, all working together to provide great fun and food for families during school holiday periods. 


2024 - we are offering FREE Lunch Clubs for families in every school holiday including Half Terms    - children must be accompanied by an adult but working families can nominate another family member or friend to bring them - all ages from babes to seniors welcome!
Booking details here: 


Harlow Churches are delighted to also be partnered with Transforming Lives for Good/Make Lunch and use the services of a number of local agencies or individuals  to deliver more interesting sessions with support and advice as well as fun, food and fitness during our family lunch clubs during the school holidays (including Half Terms). We have grants and donations of various kinds at different times from Essex ActivAte; Heart4Harlow churches; Harlow Council/Rainbow Services; Foodbank & Bounty Club; Asda Community Fund and other generous donors to whom we are most grateful. All our church helpers (those who welcome you and chat and cook) are volunteers. 


Our clubs are different in that we cater for the whole family of all ages from babies to seniors! .. Ideally whole families come but we know some have to work, so you can nominate an adult family member or carer to accompany the children. There will be crafts and fun and sports/games for any children (or adults if numbers allow!) who want to join in., and we try when possible to have visits from local agencies or support services for both family fun and helpful advice and giveaways. 

You will be given a freshly prepared nutritious meal (usually hot unless the weather is boiling!) On the booking form you can ask for food to takeaway for other family members.

Don't forget to let us know any special needs (allergies, other dietary requirements or anything else we need to know so we can best support you all and help everyone to have a good time!

We also offer help and support outside of school holidays where we can. This might be signposting people to other support agencies; or funding emergency items; and when we can working with other partners to deliver other help. We can (depending on availability) give help with other items such a furniture or clothing - please ask. 

You can also fill in the 'Contact Us" form below to ask for the help you need beyond attending the holiday clubs. We will do our best to assist you. 

Our aim is to work with our families to improve lives for all. 

We are motivated by a desire to show everyone that they are loved - by God and by us. We are a Christian organisation but welcome those of all faiths or none! 

To book in for a Harlow Holiday Lunch Club at St Paul's (Town Centre), or at St Stephen's (Bush Fair) click on the booking link below!

Harlow Holiday Lunch Clubs are usually  run by Harlow Churches in two locations:


St Paul's Church Hall in the Town Centre (between the Playhouse and the gym);


St Stephen's Church Hall Tye Green/Bush Fair (handy if you live in South Harlow/Staple Tye or anywhere off Southern Way)


11.00-14.00 (note that there are no clubs at St Stephen's at Easter but they hope to resume in the summer holidays)

Here's the link to book:


 Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to request further support for your family please complete the form below and one of our team will get back to you.

Thanks for your enquiry, one of our team will be touch soon!

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