The challenge (UK)

Meat Free Week  is about making the choice to eat less meat, care more and feel good. 

An annual campaign, taking place on 1-8 August 2016, Meat Free Week challenges participants to give up meat for seven days and raise money money via sponsorship. 

Going meat free for one week creates a great opportunity to get people thinking about how much meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.

With education, awareness and the information to make informed choices, the goal is that for the other 51 weeks of the year meat-eaters will consider portion sizes when including meat as part of a balanced diet.

+ How to participate

+ Challenge yourself to go without meat for seven days. Let us know you're helping create real change. Register now to take the Meat Free Week Challenge. 

+ Spread the word. Invite friends to join you in going meat free for seven days for Meat Free Week via email or Facebook. Tweet your support and/or Instagram your favourite Meat Free Week meals.

+ Plan your week. Stock up on supplies. Check out the delicious meat free recipes provided by our favourite chefs and foodies.

+ You're on. It's the 1st August and your meat free week has started. Get ready to eat less meat, care more and feel good!

+ Fundraising and donations. The 2016 Meat Free Week UK campaign is all about raising much needed awareness.  If you would like to include a charitable element into your Meat Free Week, you may like to consider celebrating the completion of your Meat Free Week challenge by making a donation to one of the previous Meat Free Week UK charities: Beating Bowel Cancer, World Land Trust or Compassion in World Farming.

+ Like us on Facebook - Meat Free Week.

+ Follow us on Twitter @MeatFreeWeekOrg and if tweeting, remember to hashtag #meatfreeweek.

+ Follow us on Instagram @MeatFreeWeek and remember to use the hashtag #meatfreeweek.


+ Take the Meat Free Week-end challenge

If you missed the start of Meat Free Week, or dont think you can manage a whole week, we encourage you to give a Meat Free Week-end a try this 6th and 7th August, or help us to finish strong with a Meat Free Monday on the 8th August.

Reasons to


Eat Less

+ Challenge yourself to give up meat this Meat Free Week.

+ Bowel cancer risk increases with the amount of meat consumed.


Care More

+ Consider the impact of eating too much meat.


Feel Good

+ Your choices have the power to make real change happen.