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.
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:
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:
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 www.savers.com.
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.
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.
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 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…. We are just $164 away from our goal of $1000!
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!
The children of the Greenwood School ran a “Helping with Hot Chocolate” stand outside the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish to raise money for Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry . A HUGE thank you to the Kennedy family and Honey Dew Donuts for donating the coffee and hot chocolate. Thank you everyone who stopped by to help our neighbors in need!
A check for $1000 from Nick Ansaldi, coordinator of the Wakefield Music Booster’s Polar Express, was recently presented to food pantry volunteer Rosanne Phillips. “WIFP would like to publicly thank the Music Boosters for their support and generosity, particularly from the proceeds of their Polar Express event over the past five years,” said Rosanne. To date, the Music Boosters have donated a total of $5000 over this period.
Register today to join in the fun and benefit a worthy cause, the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First Program. It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day to run or walk around our town’s lovely lake. Invite family and friends and make a day of it!
Tonneson & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield, are generously hosting the 2nd Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:30 am. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kids First program.