Kate Green with members of the local Freemasons and Trafford Veterans.

The Food Bank based at Urmston Masonic Hall first opened its doors to those in need across Trafford at the start of December 2020 and has consistently delivered food and toiletries to those local residents who find themselves in need of its assistance.

Despite only being set up, by the local Freemasons, to cover the Christmas and New Year period, the Food Bank will now continue to assist Trafford residents for the foreseeable future.

Local MP, Kate Green recently paid a visit to the Food Bank and after a socially distanced tour gave her thanks on behalf of her constituents for the great work being done there.

The Food Bank has continued to receive generous donations from both local residents and businesses. Products have been, and will continue to be, delivered to grateful families throughout the borough. Numerous crates of essential supplies have also been delivered to and collected by organisations such as Trafford Veterans and several local care homes amongst many others.

Food Bank Administrator, Shaun Brookhouse said ” It is estimated that in the last two weeks we have distributed over 103 bags in addition to numerous crates of provisions throughout the local areas of Urmston, Stretford and Partington and even as far afield as Salford.”

Although it was initially thought that there was little local need for this Food Bank, it has proved to be a great success and, as previously stated, will continue to accumulate and distribute donations for as long as there is a need to do so.

Freemasons have always strived to serve their local communities and the Food Bank is a great example of how they continue to play an important role in the borough of Trafford.

If you require the services of the Food Bank email Shaun Brookhouse at foodbank@masonicmail.net or telephone him on 07506 732 400.