The St Matthews Big Local Leicester charity has been giving support to local communities who need it most. Since the start of the pandemic Food Banks across the county and the country have seen increased pressure to provide essential items.
The Freemasons have supported St Matthews Big Local on many occasions, with the latest grant donation going towards ensuring the foodbanks stay fully stocked with food, toiletries, and essential items.
Simon Johnson, Charity Manager of St Matthews Big Local said - "The grant from the Leicestershire Freemasons is very much appreciated. The Association has supported our organisation over the years and this latest grant will help us to continue to provide much-needed food and toiletry supplies to our emergency food bank. We have provided over 18,000 meals to those most in need in our community since the start of the pandemic and this funding will help us to continue our vital work in the coming months.”
The Chairman of the Leicestershire & Rutland Masonic Charity Association, Phil Caswell said “Our members are only too willing to go the extra mile in raising money so that we can support the fantastic efforts of the St Matthews Big Local Leicester Charity.”