New Van Presented To Second Bite

New van presented to Second Bite

Grand Master hands over new van to Second Bite

On his first official function as Grand Master, MWBro. Bob Jones presented a new Mercedes Sprinter refrigerated van to Second Bite, a charity that rescues and redistributes fresh food to the needy. Bob handed over the keys to Second Bite’s Executive Director Katy Barfield on Wednesday 28th March 2012. The presentation was made possible by the generosity of freemasons in the Western District of Freemasons Victoria which consists of some 25 Lodges mainly in Melbourne’s western suburbs. They raised $23,000 which was matched dollar for dollar by Freemasons Victoria’s Board of Benevolence. Katy was delighted with the new van as it will now be possible to collect and redistribute an additional 7,000 kg of fresh food each week – enough to provide and additional 14,000 meals for the needy each week. Second Bite receives the unwanted fresh food from donors including Coles, Bakers Delight and ALDI and distributes boxes filled with fruit and vegetables to over 221 community food programs across Melbourne and end up on the table of thousands of need Victorians who would have otherwise not been able to afford a decent meal.

The photos shows l to r:- David Seymour, District Coordinator Western District; Bob Jones, Grand Master Freemaons Victoria; Katy Barfield, Exutive Director Second Bite; Frank Fordyce, President of Board of Benevolence with Board member Ted Finch.

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