Yeovil Freemasons supporting local food bank
Yeovil’s Food Bank operates from The Gateway centre in Addlewell Lane, Yeovil. It is a local ‘bank’ of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches in and around Yeovil.
It began in a small way in 1991 when a representative of Yeovil Citizens’ Advice Bureau spoke about the need for emergency food to members of one of the churches in Yeovil. It is now supplied by over 60 local churches, 45 schools and several community groups.
Last year in 2019, over 91,000 items of food were given out via 60 different agencies to help 6,231 local people, (3,715 adults and 2,316 children.)
Clearly the demand for their support has grown and in March alone they helped 1,104 people with food parcels, this compares with 407 people helped in the previous month of February.
On Wednesday 6 May, Yeovil Masons donated £1,700.
This was presented to Dr Dick Hogben by Scott Gibbons, on behalf of the Yeovil Masons.
Dr Hogben said the money has arrived at the right time and will immediately be put to good use in purchasing much needed supplies for the people of Yeovil who are facing hardships due to impact of the Covid 19 pandemic. He thanked the Yeovil Masons for their kind and generous support to the people of Yeovil at this trying time.
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