Many thanks to the Wakefield High School boys hockey teams, their families, and Susan Langlois, grade 5 teacher at the Galvin Middle School, who organized a great food drive on behalf of our clients.
As a result of their hard work encouraging shoppers at Shaw’s on Water Street to donate, the food pantry received more than 20 boxes of food — or approximately eight overflowing shopping carts. Shaw’s shoppers also donated more than $120 in cash and gift cards.
A very grateful shout out to Shaw’s on Water Street, which helped make today’s food drive happen!read more
Troop 701 Wakefield, MA organized a highly successful food drive on behalf of our clients at the Shaw’s on Water Street yesterday. The Boy Scouts educated shoppers about hunger and community members bought healthy foods for our clients; shoppers also made monetary donations at this community food drive.
We are so very grateful!
In photo (left to right), Ricky, Richard, and Max, on behalf of Troop #701
Since 1990 – nearly 30 years — young people across the country have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food during the weeks leading up to the Big Game — Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. And with the Patriots competing for the championship, the excitement around this football game should feed into the energy of this important endeavor to tackle hunger.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party or hanging in to watch the game, please consider gathering non-perishable food items (how about hearty soups, chili and stews?) to donate to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. There are many places around Wakefield to drop off collected food items.read more
Hi all. Super funny and fun event to help our pantry and the St. Vincent De Paul Society!
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An Evening of FUN & LAUGHTER to benefit: The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Wakefield & The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantryread more
Hi, all. We just want to be clear as we deal with 17 inches of snow, lots of ice and for many frozen pipes. When the Wakefield Public Schools are closed, then our Pantry is closed as well. We’ll update the website to include that info. Thanks everyone. Stay warm!
The holidays are a time to slow down and appreciate what’s good in our lives. One thing I appreciate — and I’m also speaking on behalf of our board of directors — is our community’s willingness to donate foods, roll up their sleeves and sort through foods, and generally do anything the food pantry asks.
This happens across our community, in our schools, at our businesses and non-profit organizations and community groups. I can’t forget to highlight the spirit and enthusiasm of our regular volunteers, who stay true to our commitment to treating our clients with respect and kindness every single day. read more
As we near the end of 2017, many people are deciding to make significant contributions to their favorite charities, and we hope our food pantry is one of them. Before giving cash, did you know that there is an alternate strategy that can help people increase their charitable giving and save even more money on their income taxes?
People with investments in stocks, bonds and other securities they’ve held for at least one year can donate those that have gained in value. This will result in significant income-tax savings to the giver. In fact, donating stock saves even more taxes than donating cash, since there is no capital gains tax when appreciated securities are given to a nonprofit.read more
We ask that you please remember the Pantry in your end of the year financial donations. From now through December 31st, the Pay Pal Giving Fund will credit us with 101% of your donations through Pay Pal without any processing fees. You can donate by logging on to our website www.wifoodpantry.org or by using our unique link www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/147954