Local restaurants step up to ensure no child goes hungry

SWIM in Lyme Regis is one of many restaurants across the country helping to ensure no child goes hungry this half term (photo courtesy of SWIM)

LOCAL restaurants SWIM and RISE are getting behind a national campaign to ensure no child goes hungry this half term. 

Following the government’s decision not to extend the free school meals voucher scheme during half term, restaurants up and down the country have got behind footballer Marcus Rashford’s #endchildfoodpoverty campaign and have been stepping up to ensure no child goes hungry.

SWIM on Marine Parade in Lyme Regis and its sister restaurant RISE, in West Bay, are both donating a percentage of proceeds from all hot drinks served during half term to Fareshare South West, a charity formed in 2007 to help tackle the food poverty issue in the South West by redistributing surplus food across the region.

“Simply buying one of our delicious hot drinks will help a child not go hungry this winter,” said a spokesperson for the restaurants.

If you’re unable to visit SWIM or RISE during half term, you can also donate online at www.faresharesouthwest.org.uk

If you have a local business that is supporting the #endchildfoodpoverty campaign, please get in touch with the LymeOnline team by emailing francesca@lyme-online.co.uk or call 07810 221 420 and we would be happy to promote this for free.

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