29th December 2021
Freemasons from West Wales have made a series of Christmas grants to local foodbanks, bringing their contributions to foodbanks this year alone to around £20,000.
Eleven foodbanks in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire have received grants from West Wales Freemasons to help with the expected surge in demand over the festive season.
The grants to foodbanks in West Wales are expected to help around 3000 people over the Christmas period.
Since the start of the pandemic, Freemasons have been donating money and time to local foodbanks, with grants to foodbanks across the country reaching £343,000.
Foodbanks across England and Wales are predicting an unprecedented demand for their services this Christmas, following the upheavals of the pandemic, continuing supply chain problems and rising fuel bills.
The grant from West Wales Freemasons is financed jointly with the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.
“We’re very grateful to West Wales Freemasons for their generous grants, which will be an enormous help as we look to support record numbers of people over the Christmas period.
James Ross from West Wales Freemasons, said:
“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help so many Foodbanks with their hugely important work over the festive season.”