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We donated £2,500 to help Sufra NW London continue their work with local people in crisis

Sufra NW London is a local charity working in Brent which aims to confront food poverty.  As well as offering emergency support to families in crisis, the charity aims to target the underlying causes of disadvantage by offering advice, education and training.

Community Food Hub

Sufra’s community food hub provides a wide range of services and support to one Brent’s most deprived neighbourhoods. As well as high levels of poverty; health inequalities, poor educational attainment and anti-social behaviour are real problems which the charity seeks to address through its educational courses and advice service.

  • The food bank supports families in crisis with emergency food packages while the community kitchen serves hot meals in a warm, welcoming environment to those without access to cooking facilities, homeless, elderly and other socially isolated people.
  • The hub’s food academy offers children the chance to learn about cooking and healthy eating, while the business academy offers intensive employability training, work experience and mentoring in the catering and hospitality industry.
  • A subsidised vegetable box scheme allows low-income families to access an affordable and healthy diet while the food growing project offers people therapeutic engagement and the chance to learn new skills.
  • The charity’s welfare surgeries offer advice and one to one support with housing, debt management and benefit applications.

In 2016, we donated £2,500 to help Sufra NW London continue their work with local people in crisis

“We are truly grateful to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of £2,500 to support the charity. Every year, the food bank provides emergency food aid to nearly 4,000 people each year, which would not be possible without the Foundation’s support.

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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