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Food AssistancePerry Lodge No. 415 Donates $1,500 to God’s Storehouse and the UMC Food Bank

Kansas Masonic Foundation Supports Local Kansas Masonic Lodge With God’s Storehouse Donation

Perry, Kansas (September 8, 2023)—The Kansas Masonic Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities, has partnered with Perry Lodge No. 415 to donate $1,500 to God’s Storehouse and the UMC Food Bank, a community food pantry distributing groceries to local Jefferson County individuals in need. 

Founded in 1917, Perry Lodge No. 415 is a Kansas Masonic lodge dedicated to Freemasonry, the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. The lodge has 83 active members and supports various local causes, including hosting a pancake feed for the Perry Fall Festival, participating in Perry Pride, an organization dedicated to making local communities better places to live, and supporting the Kansas Masonic Essay Contest, and the Exemplary Teacher and Student Awards program. In addition to these charitable organizations, Perry Lodge No. 415 has many members active in the local volunteer fire department and consistently donates to God’s Storehouse Food Bank. 

“Our lodge has donated to the organization since Grand Lodge started the Mile of Food Program,” said Perry Lodge No. 415 Secretary Gerald Collie. “This is a way for our Brothers to provide help to those less fortunate. The organization is able to maximize the contribution to benefit low-income individuals in our community.”

Continuing with their support of the local community, the Brothers at Perry Lodge No. 415 have teamed up with the Kansas Masonic Foundation to provide a monetary donation of $1,500 to God’s Storehouse and the UMC Food Bank. This year’s funds donated will be used to purchase items from Harvester Foods at reduced prices to help supply food categories that lack an abundance of donations, such as foods with considerable protein sources. The official donation will be presented at the end of September 2023. 

About the Kansas Masonic Foundation:
As the philanthropic arm of Kansas Masons, the Kansas Masonic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to benefiting Kansas communities and supporting fellow Masons and their families. Since its inception, the foundation has invested more than $50 million in Kansas communities and individuals through funding academic, scientific, and charitable endeavors. For additional information about the Kansas Masonic Foundation and to get involved, click here.

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