North Dorset Freemasons have combined with the Dorset Masonic Care charity to provide much needed funds for Sherborne Food Bank
The Sherborne Food Bank has been in existence for some nine years to help people in Sherborne and the local area who are in need. Frontline care professionals identify people in genuine need to the Food bank and in an average year they deliver approximately 1,000 food parcels.
Inevitably, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic there have been many more calls than usual on their resources and they are in need of extra support. The Food Bank's team caters for Sherborne and its surrounding communities; a vast area. Serving a largely rural area, they deliver parcels to the home address of clients. Often clients in very rural areas have no access to transport to get to town and their delivery service is crucial.
The members of the Sherborne-based Lodge of Benevolence has donated a magnificent sum of £,1000 to the Food Bank. This was topped up by a further £750 funding made by the Dorset Masonic Care Charity.
This total of £1,750 has been given to the Sherborne Food Bank with the Lodge's congratulations on their excellent work supporting the community.
Graham Glazier, Provincial Grand Master for Dorset (and a member of The Lodge of Benevolence), said: 'Its terrific to be able to support this wonderful, local initiative. Freemasons are quietly but resolutely part of their local community and I'm delighted to see my own Lodge and the Dorset Masonic Care Charity coming together to support the food bank.'