Updated: Mar 1
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Freemasons from all over Dallas came together with family and friends at the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral to pack meals for the Dallas City Square food pantry. Partnering with The Pack Shack, a nonprofit whose mission is to supply provisions and opportunities for those in need. The Masons of Dallas set a goal to pack 50,000 meals in an hour and a half. With the help of more than 180 volunteers, including Masons from 26 different Lodges, their friends, and families, we were able to pack 51,110 meals!
Upon arrival at the Cathedral, volunteers were treated to a meal prepared by members of Tannehill Masonic Lodge. After dinner, everyone filed into the Crystal Ballroom where they donned hair nets and gloves and were assigned to a station. Everyone gathered around large, yellow funnels and waited for the gong signaling them to start. The next 90 minutes involved a well-orchestrated, energy filled assembly line involving upbeat music and cheers as the team reached milestones of 8,000, 16,000, 25,000, 40,000 and finally
50,110 meals packed!
Together with our 2019 total, to date the Masons of Dallas have provided 70,460 meals to help fight hunger in Dallas.
70,460 Meals To Date
The Brothers of Tannehill Masonic Lodge would like to thank the members of Highland Park, Pentagon, Ferris, Jewel P. Lightfoot, Mike H. Thomas, Roy Stanley, Northern Star, Dallas, East Dallas, Knox Corinthian, Mansfield, Sam P. Cochran, East Trinity, Mountain Creek, Thomas B. Hunter, Jewel P. Lightfoot, Hillcrest, Metropolitan, Goliad, Richardson, James A. Smith, Sweet Home, Oak Cliff, Gray, Balch Springs, Lewisville, DeSoto, Aubrey Hope, Trinity Valley, James F. Brumit-Sunshine, and Irving Masonic Lodges for their attendance and enthusiasm in this effort. A special thanks also goes out to the Dallas Scottish Rite for donating the space for the event.
Hunger is an ongoing problem in our community. If you are part of an organization looking for a fun and rewarding way to make a positive impact, contact The Pack Shack and schedule a Feed the Funnel party.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Feed the Funnel Party
February 23, 2021
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Photo Credit: Michal Dembinski