Ernie Warner presents the cheque to Magdalen Deakins, Faversham Foodbank’s project manager

Faversham Freemasons have come together to raise a total of £2,000 to support the town’s foodbank, which is seeing unprecedented demand from families caught out by the cost of living crisis.

The three Faversham Lodges, the Royal Arch Chapter and the Rose Croix all contributed in response to an appeal from the Lodge of Harmony’s Director of Ceremonies Ernie Warner.

The donation was matched by the Cornwallis East Kent Freemason’s Charity and then topped up by The Rose Croix Harmony Jubilee Chapter and an individual donation to reach the £2,000 total.

Ernie, who handed over the cheque to Magdalen Deakins, Faversham Foodbank’s project manager, said the cash would help to provide the extra items that public contributions through supermarkets did not cover, such as nappies, formula milk, hot water bottles and food that needs no cooking facilities beyond a boiling kettle.

He said demand for the food bank had risen by 50% this year compared to last and that the charity was supporting more than 1,000 families.

By Ed

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