The pantry’s Thanksgiving basket program is going full force. The bags were distributed to clients on Tuesday and again today (Thursday). Clients can receive either a full turkey, turkey breast or a ham, if preferred. These are frozen.
In the festive decorated bags (which you can see in the photo) is stuffing, a can of vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, a box of mashed potatoes, a cake mix and some candy.
Troop 66174, Dolbeare School Fourth Grade Junior Girl Scouts helped to collect and bag candy that they donated and they also designed the Thanksgiving bags. Many other groups and individuals support the program which helps make Thanksgiving something very special for our clients.read more
For most of us Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the start of the giving season.
#GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back falls on Tuesday, November 28th when individuals, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
As you know, The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, a nonprofit that has worked diligently to eliminate food insecurity in our community is one of many organizations participating in #GivingTuesday. Please help us on November 28th by making a contribution to help us help those in need.read more
Hello all. Just a reminder that Shaws has once again started its Turkey Bucks program to help the food pantry raise money for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for our guest in need. It’s easy donate. When you are shopping at Shaws, just let them know you want to donate to Turkey Bucks, pick your donation and that amount will go directly to our Thanksgiving Basket program.
As always, thank you for making the holidays a lot nicer for our neighbors in need.
And a quick reminder about the pantry hours and location:read more
Once again a huge thank you to Tonneson + Co. for raising over $6200 to benefit the pantry’s Kids First Program. In the photo are, Karianne Bekier from Tonneson, Doreen McGowen, Pantry Volunteer, and Marie Doucette also from Tonneson.
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:read more