In Murcia, nearly 30,000 people depend on food banks for their daily needs and their number is increasing.
Between March and July 2022, 850,000kg of basic foodstuffs was distributed in the Murcia Region, an increase of nearly 40% on the amount required the previous year. That increase is ongoing.
As Murcia is the home for 145 Freemasons spread over 6 Lodges, the Provincial Grand Master, Terence Pierce, has opened an initiative to give support to the community through the local Social Services Department.
Luz de Murcia Lodge #91, who meet in Los Alcazares, have just donated 1,000€ worth of food and grocery items to assist social services of Los Alcazares in keeping their stocks up.