Five Bedfordshire Foodbanks have each been supported with £1,000 by Bedfordshire Freemasons to help them to continue to provide their vital service during this festive season.
As June Tobin of Leighton Linslade Helpers told us “Donations of food and money ensure that we have a stable base to support our community, especially during winter when they are coping with larger utility bills, but also at Christmas time, when the pressure is at its greatest for families. We cannot thank those that donate to us enough, it brings joy and happiness, not just to the families, but also to the volunteers, who take great pride in helping their community, so thank you from all of us”.
The Provincial Grand Master, Tony Henderson, said ‘No one should go hungry at any time of the year, but especially not at Christmas. We hope that our donation helps fewer families to have to make a choice between heating or eating over this Christmas period’