From the Wakefield Daily Item: We all know how well the talented members of the WHS Marching Band perform at football games and at competitions (thus…. award winning). But that’s nothing compared to the compassion they show when they are not on center stage.
Saturday, September 16, 2017, the band came together with their supporters to donate 7,100 high quality food items to their neighbors in need. This food drive by the Marching Band is considered the biggest of the year!
And, our pantry can use all the donations, both in food and in money, that can be spared. Last year, the Wakefield Food Pantry:
As reported in the Wakefield Item on July 28, 2017, students at Galvin Middle School and Woodville Elementary School have been planting vegetables and herb gardens to share with the Wakefield Food Pantry!
Janet Rivers, Mortgage Relationship Manager at the Wakefield Co-operative Bank, established the program in 2015 a way to teach kids about the ownership, responsibility, and satisfaction that comes with cultivating a garden and giving back to the community. The program started with one garden and has now grown to six beds.
The 5th annual Tonneson + Co’s 5K run/walk benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program was a great success again this year! Approximately 160 people ranging in age from 6 to 76 registered for the race and enjoyed the lovely weather as they ran or walked around our beautiful Lake Quannapowitt. While we are tallying the final numbers for money raised, we expect the race to surpass last year’s total of nearly $6500. And, if you’d like to get the race results, please visit: https://my.racewire.com/results/33614.
The Wakefield Co-Operative Bank in collaboration with the Galvin Middle School has planted 4 vegetable gardens in the rear side of the school. The project is called, “Teach Children to Grow”. Summer students plant and maintain the garden, and all vegetables are donated to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.
Help is needed to water the garden beds on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July, and August.
If you are interested in sharing this community service with your children, please click on this link: