Many of us buy lunch everyday at work or school, rather than taking 10 minutes in the morning or the night before to make our own. Pack Your Lunch Day celebrates the humble homemade lunch, whether it’s a sandwich, leftovers, sushi or something altogether different.
The advantages of packing your own lunch are obvious: you can eat whatever you like without being restricted by what’s available to buy; you know what is in your food; and over time, you’ll save a lot of money compared to buying lunch!
The origins of Pack Your Lunch Day are unknown – perhaps it was just invented by a big fan of sandwiches! Some people choose to celebrate the day by donating the money they would have spent on lunch to charity. Another option is to get together with colleagues and all bring a different food item, then have a picnic lunch. Delicious!