David Young, a member of the Lodge of Perpetual Friendship No.135, Bridgwater has recently been made a trustee of the Bridgwater foodbank and also the manager of a new building recently acquired to keep up with the ever increasing demand for the food banks services. Indeed, to put the foodbank’s demand into perspective, on average 70 to 80 food picks are carried out every week (for anything from a single person to a family of eight’s needs); these picks contain enough food for around 3 days. The foodbank is currently experiencing a 70% increase in demand, as opposed to 2022. David, who has previously been the proprietor of retail establishments has been perfectly placed to support the foodbank initiative, which his evident from his relatively quick succession to trustee and manager.
The foodbank is wholeheartedly supported by the three permanent resident Bridgwater Lodges (LoPF No. 135, Tynte No.7994 and Admiral Blake No.4692, through both regular donations and voluntary work. It seems that within the current harsh economic times, charitable masonic efforts are needed more than ever.
Article submitted by: Joe Arthurs – LCO L135 | Posted by: Ed Richings – ACO (SW)