A school holiday lunch club has seen more children through its doors than expected this summer.
Chomp provides a meal for children, most of whom have free school meals, and their parents during their school holidays at eight locations across Brighton and Hove.
It is funded by Brighton and Hove City Council, the National Lottery, Children In Need and donations.
This year the project is serving 300 meals a week.
At its session on Tuesday 13 August 35 parents and children enjoyed a hot lunch of meaty or vegetarian shepherd’s pie and broccoli at the One Church in Gloucester Place, Brighton.
Chomp project lead Vanessa O’Shea said: “I was very surprised by the number of working parents, mothers with jobs, that are coming along for lunch... Summer holidays are expensive times.”
As well as lunch, Chomp has an hour of craft activities and cooking classes running every day at various venues across the city.
Mrs O’Shea said: “A big part of Chomp is nutrition. We really want to be able to use good-quality meat and veg from local suppliers.
“We use lots of veg from Rock Farm, which is linked to One Church. We’ve had day trips up there before where families pick the food and cook lunch."