Meals on Wheels Bundaberg has been empowered to continue doing what it does best – providing good food and friendship to those who need it, with the local Freemasons picking up the bill for an essential piece of office equipment.
Tyrian Masonic Lodge and Hand Heart Pocket donated $3,000 for a new printer, to give the local service a hand up – as the organisation’s running costs soar.
Lodge Secretary John Richardson said their support of the service, which delivers around 656 meals each week, dates back many years and for good reason.
“It’s a huge achievement, when you think that the Bundaberg Meals on Wheels have been active for over half a century – missing only one day in all that time, when the region was flooded in 2013,” John said.
“Their resilience and what they do for the most vulnerable in our community must never be taken for granted – hence our latest donation which allows them to focus on their core mission.”
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Gary Mark commended Tyrian Lodge for being in touch with the needs of the local community.
“Tyrian Lodge’s attentiveness has seen them provide assistance to a vital community service in a timely fashion,” Gary said.
“Hand Heart Pocket’s purpose is to provide sustainable support that delivers positive outcomes by supporting charities, individuals and community groups with limited sources of funding, so this was the right fit.”
“We are delighted to have given Meals on Wheels Bundaberg a helping hand so that they can continue to empower others in the region to lead better lives,” he said.
Photo: Tyrian Lodge representatives Dave Smith and Mal Finnis with Meals on Wheels Bundaberg Office Assistant Lyndel Woodward as they check out the new printer.