Children around the south west facing holiday hunger are being helped by a Somerset dairy.

Wyke Farms in Bruton are today delivering deliver the first of six contributions to FareShare South West who are partnering with Feeding Bristol this summer to deliver food to more than 50 holiday projects across the south west.

The ‘Food for Holiday Projects' work aims to help children and families facing food insecurity over the school summer holidays.

In 2019 Wyke Farms supported the scheme by supplying food for more than six million meals for the benefit of more than 50,000 vulnerable people across the south west.

This year the company is providing even more, six donations at 536kg each over the summer period, totalling 3.2 tonnes of cheese and butter.

Wyke Farms have selected butter and grated cheese for sandwiches, as well as block cheddar for children to use in cooking activities.

Lucy Bearn, director of operations at FareShare South West says: "We're delighted to have Wyke Farms on board and supporting our summer operation.

"School holidays are a key, time-critical moment to provide support to families to avoid them falling through the gaps and into more complex issues relating to poverty.

"Working with local food businesses, like Wyke Farms, is fundamental to our success as a charity and without partnerships like this, we couldn't make the impact we do in our local communities."

Wyke Farms' cheese and butter is made with the milk from their cows grazing the pastures of the Mendip Hills in the centre of the Cheddar making region in Somerset.