Masons on Four Wheels and Two Wheels Deliver to Foodbank

22nd February 2021

The Masonic Meals on Wheels service based at Ashington and the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association have donated food collected by their members to help a vital community-based organisation in Lynemouth.

For the last eight years Bacmans have worked within the community providing employability, debt and benefit advice to clients in Cresswell, Ellington, Linton and Lynemouth. They work with some of the most excluded people in Northumberland, many who have complex issues relating to social problems including unemployment and mental health issues.

One of Bacmans tasks is to distribute food from Fare Share North East food. Currently 80KG of food is delivered weekly which is sorted by volunteers and shared out across two share tables at The Plough (Ellington) and The Miners Institute (Lynemouth). The tables are always stocked with a variety of canned and fresh items and people are encouraged to donate, take what they need and leave what they don’t.

Boxes of fresh food, tins and packets were donated by the meals on wheel team and the Widows Sons who heard about the good work of the volunteers and wanted to help.

Christina Manners from Bacmans was delighted with the food parcels.

“A big thank you to Northumberland Freemasons for this very kind gesture. The food will be given to those most in need within the four villages we serve. Every tin and every packet of food helps and the more we get donated the more we can distribute. If anyone needs our help, please call 01670 860060.”

The Masonic Meals on Wheels service has just donated its 3000th meal. The scheme operates from Ashington and covers most of Northumberland and North Tyneside including Hexham, North Shields, Morpeth and Blyth.

Freemason Paul Dunning said: “It was great to support the fantastic charitable work of the Northumbria Widows Sons Bikers Association. COVID -19 has really shown how Freemasons can work together to achieve the same goal.”