Category Archives: Events

The Super Bowl Is Coming and So Is the Souper Bowl of Caring 2017

Since 1990, 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 51 on February 5, 2017.  And with the Patriots competing for the championship, the excitement around this football game should feed into the energy of this important endeavor!

Teaming up with local partners, groups give 100% of donations to local charities like the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.  The Pantry, located at the Americal Civic Center,467 Main Street (lower level), in Wakefield, is encouraging everyone in the community to collect monetary donations and much needed grocery items to stock the pantry shelves for the cold winter months.

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Shaw’s Turkey Bucks Program Is Upping Its Target to Helping 300 Families

Dear Wakefield Community,

During the month of November, Shaw’s sponsors in a program called “Turkey Bucks Giving Campaign”. Turkey Bucks is a program that Shaw’s Supermarkets takes very seriously for the Thanksgiving and Holiday season. We believe that no family should ever go hungry.

The Turkey Bucks program issues La Carte turkey dinners to local food pantries and organizations to go to families in need.  The program runs from Tuesday, November 1 through Wednesday, November 23.

Last year, Shaw’s in Wakefield donated 200 meals to families in Wakefield through the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Our goal this year is to go even further and supply over 300 meals for families in need! Your support for this program at your local Shaw’s will help feed families in your community this holiday season.

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Save the Date for Tonneson + Co. 4th Annual Run/Walk to Benefit Kids First Program

The Fourth Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program will take place on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 8:30 am at Lake Quannapowitt.

Date: July 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 registration starts; 8:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins
Place: Lake Q; register at Bandstand; race starts and ends at Bandstand
Registration Fees: $25 for runners 14 and over (increasing to $30 on the race day); $15 for participants 13 and under; $70 for a family of four

The Kids First program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months.  Many families receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year, but this help is not available during the summer.  The Kids First program provides the added food items to help replace those meals.

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Christmas Dinner at Early Harvest Diner

Here’s another example of the generous, compassionate spirit of our Wakefield Community.  Early Harvest Diner (25 Broadway Street in Wakefield) offering a free Christmas Dinner with pizza donated by Lisa’s Pizzeria (650 Main Street in Wakefield) to any one who may be alone or those who cannot afford a meal.  The dinner will be served from 12 pm to 3 pm on Christmas Day.  Thank you Early Harvest and Lisa’s Pizzeria and Merry Christmas!

Chrismas Dinner at Early Harvest 2015 cropped 2

December 1 is Giving Tuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks on Thanksgiving. We have other days for getting deals like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But, we also have www.giving Tuesday.org, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.  On this Giving Tuesday, please consider a monetary donation or a gift of food items to our Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.

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Many Thanks to Tonneson + Co. For a Terrific Road Race Fund Raiser

The 3rd annual Tonneson + Co 5K benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First Program took place on Sunday, July 26th.  Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms, there were approximately 160 registered participants.  The fastest male and female runners finished in 17:17 and 20:09, respectively.   In addition to overall awards, age group awards were also given.  Tonneson + Co would like to congratulate all of the participants and thank them for their support of the Kids First program.

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Looking for Volunteers to Help with Fun Run, July 26, 2015

Tonneson & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield, will be hosting the Third Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First summer program on Sunday, July 26th.  We are looking for some volunteers to help man the water tables at the one and two mile marks.  It would require reporting to the Bandstand on the Lower Common at 7:45 am to receive your instructions and you would return to the Bandstand probably between 9:30-10:00 am after all participants have proceeded past the mile markers.  If you are interested in and available for this activity, please call 781-245-2510 (option 4 for ‘volunteer your time’).  Thank you!

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Movies By The Lake: Bring donations to stock our shelves

The family-friendly Movies by the Lake series (brought to you by WCAT, The Savings Bank, and the Wakefield Recreation Department) offers a line-up of great movies for you and yours to enjoy.   Here’s the latest schedule:

Back to the Future, July 23

Jumanji, August 13

The Princess Bride, August 22

Guardians of the Galaxy, September 22

All shows start at 8:30 pm.  And, your donations of non-perishable food items will help us stock our shelves.  Enjoy!

Movies by the lake updated 7 14 2015

Get Ready to Run for the Kids First Program on July 26, 2015

Tonneson + Co, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

The Kids First program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months. Many families receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year, but this help is not available during the summer. The Kids First program provides the added food items to help replace those meals.

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