Category Archives: Holiday Baskets

Pantry Thanksgiving Basket Program Going Full Force

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

2012 Holiday Basket Program a Success!

This year we continued our program to provide wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to our clients!

Our Thanksgiving meal consisted of a choice of turkey or ham, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, onions, fresh fruit donated by Lisatano Fruit which included apples, oranges and pineapples, frozen pies and rolls.  We gave out approximately 140 meals.

Our Christmas meal consisted of pork tenderloin, canned and fresh vegetables, rolls, potatoes and frozen pies.  We gave out approximately 105 Christmas meals.  Our local Shaw’s Supermarket provided a lot of this food at low cost and even delivered it to us for distribution. read more

Century 21 Commonwealth’s Food Drive A Big Success

At their recent Holiday Food Drive, the staff at Century 21 Commonwealth collected over 100 Holiday Basket items for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry to share with Wakefield residents in need. Some of the food supplies included turkey stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and crackers. In addition, several large boxes of other urgently needed food items, toiletries and monetary donations were collected. “We’d like to thank Gene Mullen who helped coordinate this drive as well as the other members of the Century 21 Commonwealth team for their generous support of the food pantry,” said Maureen Miller, Director of Operations.

Caption: (from left to right) Jeanette Coombs, Carol Thibault, and Gene Mullen of Century 21 Commonwealth delivered much needed food items collected at their special Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.