The head of East Kent Freemasons Neil Hamilton Johnstone released £57,000
from his Disaster Relief Fund. The money has gone to help food banks, as part of the COVID-19 relief effort.
Dr David Staples, the chief executive of the United Grand Lodge of England, said: “No one, in this day and age, should have to worry where their next meal is coming from. With foodbanks across the UK being used more than ever before the crisis has put untold pressure on this vital network.
“We are so glad that we are able to provide thousands of families across the UK with a hot meal or food donations to get them through this current crisis. Freemasons have achieved all of this in just a few months and have also given their time to produce and deliver food to the vulnerable. We will continue to raise money and donate our time until we are able to return to normality.”
“Freemasons stand behind our core values of Friendship, Integrity, Charity and Respect and are proud to help so many in their time of need.”