We are delighted to be supporting FareShare who are partnering with Feeding Bristol this summer to deliver food to over 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.
We are proud to working with FareShare again, having previously worked together in 2019 to supply food for over 6 million meals for the benefit of over 50,000 vulnerable people across the South West regions. This year we delighted to be providing even more; there will be 6 donations at 536kg each over the summer period, totalling 3.2 tonnes of cheese and butter. We have selected butter and grated cheese for sandwiches as well as block cheddar for children to use in cooking activities.
Our Chairman Paul Hardwick recently joined the South-West board of trustees at FareShare South and says: “I was delighted to have been asked to help with the great work that FareShare South West do in the region. My involvement began in 2020 and was formalised in February this year when I became a Trustee. I will be using my experience in the food industry to benefit the charity.”
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.”