Masonic Lodge joins American Legion to feed hungry locally

Committed to making life better in their community, the Rockford Masonic Lodge presented $1,350 to the Rockford American Legion Post, in support of the Post’s Operation Cornucopia.

Members of the Rockford Masonic Lodge present a check for $1,350 to Clyde Sinclair, Commander of Rockford American Legion Post 102, in support of Operation Cornucopia.

The American Legion Post created Operation Cornucopia in 2009 to distribute food to northern Kent County residents who are experiencing difficult times. To date, more than 70,000 pounds of food have been distributed to more than 600 families in need.

“With charity being the cornerstone of Masonry, it seemed only natural to join with the American Legion to feed the hungry in our community,” said Worshipful Master Jim Penrod. “When called upon to help, the members dug into their own pockets along with hosting a dinner theater to provide the necessary funds. I can’t thank the brothers enough for supporting this most worthy and noble cause.”

“We are very thankful for this very gracious gift and pleased to have the members of the Masonic Lodge on our team,” replied Clyde Sinclair, Commander of the Rockford Post. “Operation Cornucopia is truly a community work and, without the assistance of other community members, we would be unable to provide the aid that we do.”

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