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
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
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.
The Wakefield Food Pantry often partners with businesses, community groups, religious organizations and on and on. We feel it’s part of our mission to help as many as we can who are neighbors in need. So— again this year we are working with Savers Unique for a fund drive.
Savers Unique gathers soft goods (clothing, shoes, bedding and towels), hard goods (electrical items, toys, games kitchen, knick-knacks, sports goods) as well as books, CDs, and DVDs. As they raise money with these efforts, they share a portion with us! You can drop off donations at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield, lower level on these days: May 6, 9am-12pm; May 17, 6pm to 8pm; and May 20, 9am – 12pm.read more
A huge thank you to Sophie Veilleux, who organized a successful Girl Scout cookie drive for our clients. As she was selling Girl Scout cookies this winter, she offered people the opportunity to buy them for our clients. Sophie also donated some really great oatmeal! We are so grateful. Yum!
A big, huge thank you to Girl Scout Troop #62768, which organized a fabulous food drive that resulted in more than 42 bags of food for the food pantry’s clients! All 22 Daisy Girl Scouts (pictured here) received a tour of the food pantry by our volunteers. Some older siblings and a couple of parents also helped to sort food.
The Wakefield Music Boosters has been a long-time partner and supporter of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Each year, the Boosters with the award-winning WHS Marching Band and Color Guard host a very successful food drive which delivers thousands of much needed, high quality food items to stock the pantry’s shelves. In 2016 alone, the group donated more than 6,400 food items such as peanut butter, soup, and cereal – in addition to various types of health & beauty aids, which can be prohibitively expensive for food pantry clients to purchase.read more
A lot of good. A huge thank you to Sophie Veilleux who led Girl Scout Troop #65058 in raising $375 at a hot chocolate fundraiser at last weekend’s Holiday Stroll. The hot chocolate was generously donated by John Kennedy of Honey Dew Donuts.
Thank you so much!
In photo: Sophie Veilleux presenting a check for $375 on behalf of Girl Scout Troop #65058