Local organisations offer free dinners for those spending Christmas alone

Updated December 2023

Please find support available over the winter period on the cost of living website for Bradford:

Cost of living – Bradford 

Information on where you can find free and low-cost food is available on the Bradford Food Banks website:

Bradford Food Banks


This Christmas (Dec 2021), we want to share some amazing local organisations who are offering free Christmas lunches and a chance to socialise on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, aimed at those who may otherwise be spending the festive period alone.

Full details including location, times and how to book can be found below.

Shipley Churches Together and Salvation Army, Baptist Church

  • Christmas lunch
  • 12pm-2pm
  • Two course meal (main and dessert)
  • Free
  • Must book
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Call: Julie Wright – 07703 518768

The Khidmat Centre, on Spencer Rd, Bradford

  • Christmas Day
  • 11.30am-12pm: serving mince pies
  • 12:30pm: sit-down meal
  • Book a place and find out more by calling 01274 521792

Eccleshill Mechanics Institute, on Stone Hall Rd, Bradford

  • Meal on Christmas Day
  • Find out more and pre-book with Terry by dropping into the institute, or by calling him on 07973 118219

Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford 

  • Boxing Day
  • Call 01274 223230 for more information

New Village Hall, Cullingworth 

  • Christmas Meal
  • 12pm-3pm
  • Booking is essential by calling Emma on 07388 468851

Nursing homes, at Steeton, and Beanlands, in Cross Hills

  • Inviting older people in the community who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day, or who are older couples in a caring situation to enjoy a free festive lunch and day of celebrations
  • The homes, which are both owned by Czajka Care Group, will be serving traditional Christmas dinners from 12pm
  • Call to book

InTouch Foundation mobile kitchen, Church Street, Keighley

  • 6.30pm-8pm
  • Hot meal and drinks
  • Central Hall – Keighley
  • Three course Christmas dinner
  • This event is aimed at individuals who would otherwise be on their own, but people who are caring for the one other person they are due to spend Christmas with are welcome
  • Transport is available within a 10-mile radius of Keighley
  • For more information and to book, call Julie on 01535 665258

Nawaz Restaurant, Crossgates 

  • Christmas Day Lunch
  • 1pm-3pm, collection only
  • Three course meal
  • Free 
  • 0113 228 6699

St Theresa’s Church, Queensbury

  • 12:30pm: Christmas lunch
  • Call to book: Lynn – 07976 831467
  • Transport provided
  • Four course Christmas lunch
  • Games and entertainment 

Posted on: 16th December 2021

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