Hundreds of isolated and vulnerable local people are having “Square Meals” prepared in Masonic Halls and delivered by local Freemasons, as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme has become extremely popular, with several thousand meals being delivered so far from a varied menu. Costs are being subsidised by a £6000 grant from Derbyshire Freemasons. The idea has been replicated by Freemasons in other parts of the country.
A team of 30 Freemasons are delivering the meals, operating out of the Halls in Chesterfield and Burton on Trent. The scheme is keeping the catering staff at the Halls employed during the lockdown.
The grant from Derbyshire Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by Freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.
Steve Jones from Derbyshire Freemasons said