Category Archives: Fundraiser

Let’s Celebrate Mother-and-Son Food and Donation Team: Flavia and Luke Pastore!

Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Celebrates Mother-and-Son Team: Flavia and Luke Pastore!

Flavia Pastore and her son Luke–and supported by their neighbors here in town–organized a very generous food and monetary donation drive for our clients.

And did we mention this was their Third-Annual Community Food Drive?

The food pantry’s receipt of community members’ generous food donations–to the tune of more than 50 bags of groceries–means our clients and their families will have access to healthy foods. And the food pantry can purchase from the Greater Boston Food Bank four times the monetary donation of $250, which means $1,000-worth of nutritious foods for our clients. read more

#Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017

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

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. read more

Great End of Year Donation Opportunity for Our Food Pantry

For anyone who has a PayPal account and makes a donation to WIFP before the end of the year using their account, PayPal will NOT charge us any processing fees and will donate 1% more to WIFP. This is a wonderful time to donate and WIFP will get more from each donation made!

This link goes directly to the food pantry donation page on our website:…/105865137050618816/…/147954

Or you can start at the PayPal home page:

Thanks all!!

Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Hosts Savers Donation Drive 2016

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) is hosting a drive, but it’s not for food!  The Pantry was asked by Donation Savers to host a drive to collect:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Books
  • Linens
  • Small household items

Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, give local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 600 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. In fact, the Wakefield Food Pantry will receive donations from Savers, Inc. for every qualifying pound of items received during the drive.  For more information, please visit read more

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. read more

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. read more

Lemon Aid Stand Raises Money for Food Pantry — There’s still time to donate@

A huge thank you to everyone who came out and either bought lemonade or helped with the stand. The kids were truly amazing with their marketing and customer service skills. This is always one of my favorite days of the year and with your help, we raised $836 for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Some people have asked if they can still donate and the answer is YES! Visit…. We are just $164 away from our goal of $1000!

Lemon Aid Stand 2015

Sweat Cycling Raises Funds for the Food Pantry

Sweat Cycling Studio (13 Princess Street in Wakefield) recently held a fundraiser for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.  Despite the storms and mountains of snowbanks, the studio combined the opportunity to gather friends and get a great workout while raising money for the food pantry through their “Spin in the New Year” event. Sweat Cycling is a newer addition to downtown Wakefield but has gained diehard fans who are addicted to their unique spinning classes. Sarah Fowler is one of those fans who organized the event in the interest of helping her neighbors in need and supporting local business.  Participants raised $200 and burned countless calories.  Many thanks to Sweat for their generosity! read more