Taunton Foodbank says people from all walks of life are having to use their service. A few have been so desperate they've walked to town from Wellington and back with their supplies, a round trip of 14 miles.
People in need of help are referred from a number of charities, churches or by a doctor. The Foodbank is low on supplies after feeding more families than usual during the school holidays. Children from families with low incomes would get a free dinner during term time.
A lot of foodbank users shun publicity because they are embarrassed but 27 year old Dale Fussell explained why he is at the foodbank. His benefit was cut six weeks ago from £72 a week to £36 because he'd missed two job centre assessments. He lives with his partner and their five month old daughter. In addition to their rent being paid, they get £20 child benefit a week.
A spokeswoman for the family of the 15 year old Bristol schoolgirl who is thought to be heading for Syria has said they have 'lost a daughter' and believe she is 'in danger'.
Anira Khokhar addressed a gathering of reporters and cameramen in the girl's home district of Easton.
Detectives investigating the murder of the Bath woman Melanie Hall in 1996 have now asked the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on whether to charge a suspect.
A 45-year-old man, who was arrested at his home in the city last November on suspicion of murder, has today been further bailed until the beginning of December while the CPS considers the evidence against him.
Melanie Hall was 25 when she was last seen at a nightclub in Bath city centre. Her remains were found on a motorway slip road in South Gloucestershire on October 5, 2009.
There has been a significant increase in the number of children adopted in the South West in the past twelve months.
In Bristol the number of looked after children adopted during 2014 has doubled from 25 to 50 compared with the previous year.
That trend has been replicated in North Somerset where the figure has risen from 5 to 25 in the past twelve months.
Gloucestershire also showed a rise from 25 to 50, although South Gloucestershire declined from 25 to 10 adoptions.
In Wiltshire the figure rose from 15 to 40 adoptions
A neighbour of the missing teenage girl from Bristol who is thought to be heading for Syria says she thought the girl looked sad recently.
Speaking about the suspicions she may have been radicalised and recruited to fight in Syria, she said:
Somerset CCC has appointed Matthew Maynard as the new Director of Cricket.
The 48 year old spent the whole of his 20 year playing career with Glamorgan where he made 395 First Class appearances scoring nearly 25,000 runs at an average of 42.53. He also led the Welsh side to the County Championship title in 1997.
Maynard played in 4 Test Matches between 1988 and 1994 and 14 One Day Internationals between 1994 and 2000. In 2004 Maynard was appointed as England assistant coach, a post he held until 2007.
Maynard has also enjoyed considerable success coaching in South Africa and in 2012, his first year in charge of Nashua Titans, he led them to both the domestic four day and T20 titles and was named Coach of the Year by Cricket South Africa.
Friends of the Bristol teenager who is believed to be heading for Syria have been talking about their shock at her disappearance.
Pupils outside The City Academy in Easton, Bristol, said the girl had not seemed any different when they last saw her.
The Bristol teenager who is believed to be heading to Syria is a student at Bristol's City Academy, it has been confirmed