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Freemasons donate 500 recipe bags to Leicester university students in lockdown.

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

A local Freemasons’ University Lodge in Leicester has generously donated the ingredients needed to make a vegetarian curry with rice to 500 University of Leicester students during the COVID-19 pandemic,

In conjunction with the University of Leicester Students' Union, the unique ‘Recipe In A Bag’ has been distributed to those students hit hardest with the lockdown restrictions. These bags include individually portioned rice, chickpeas, tomatoes, potatoes, coconut milk, and chili. The lodge also teamed up with Wigston News & Deli to provide the spice mix and the recipe which is included in each of the bags.

The head of the Wyggeston Lodge, Alex Pohl said: “Kindness and charitable giving are deeply ingrained within the principles of Freemasonry. We are very mindful that students at the university have not been able to enjoy their university life to the full because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Alex continues: “Recipe boxes via subscription have really boomed in recent years particularly during 2020. As a small token, we’re delighted to put our own version of these recipe bags for students in self-catered accommodation so they can make and enjoy a tasty meal whilst in lockdown.”

Andy Green, who is also a member of the lodge who devised and co-ordinated the recipe bags said: “I’m very proud of the Freemasons who have come together to help create this initiative and deliver food to the student community in Leicester during the COVID-19 pandemic.”


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