Garston Masonic Hall Chairman Mal Yates has arranged, starting from 20 May, for 280 meals per week to be delivered to assist elderly and vulnerable residents in the local area during the period of lockdown.
The project will run for six weeks and has been partly funded by West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity, funds drawn from Garston Masonic Hall, private donations from individual brethren and also Mark lodges and their charities who meet at the hall.
Tony Ackroyd is resident caterer along with his team of Mick Smith, Kerry and Lauren who will preparing and cooking the food which will then be delivered to the residents, with lodge members assisting when necessary. The meals consist of a lamb hot pot and also a roast chicken dinner and, as the project progresses, the meals will be varied.
Mal Yates has worked alongside Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and local councillor Lynnie Hinnigan who has identified elderly and vulnerable people in the area who will benefit from the project and was in attendance to start the project at the hall.
In a comment about the project, Mal said: “It pleases us that in these in difficult times we are able to support the local community and those less fortunate than ourselves.”