Debbie Bollard, the Food Bank team leader, received the cheque from Lodge Master Stewart Buckingham.
Debbie said fresh meat and other perishable foods are always difficult to obtain, so part of the grant would be used to buy these products when needed.
She said: “Whilst the food given by the Food Bank is always gratefully received it is recognised that some people do not have the skill to prepare a nutritious meal. With the help of a local experienced chef the Food Bank is planning to hold workshops to show how, using slow cookers, nutritious meals can be prepared at minimal cost in terms of food and power. This donation will go a long way toward our efforts to help the local community.”
THE FREEMASONS’ CHARITY the MCF will be given £3,000 raised from Lincolnshire’s Provincial raffle, which was organised throughout the Province by St Lawrence Lodge member Richard Podmore from Scunthorpe, who said: “Raising £3,000 was a fantastic result given the current circumstances and seasonal demands on our purse strings. A heart felt ‘thank you’ to the whole team of Charity Stewards who supported the raffle is richly deserved.”
The winners were: First prize (£200) A Blades of William Peters Lodge; Second prize (Lincolnshire Hamper) Angela Atkinson, mother of Daylight Lodge member D L Atkinson, who sold her the ticket; Third prize: (Tyler’s Toast gin), Richard Turner, Isle of Axholme Lodge.