Category Archives: Kids First

Calling All Runners, Walkers and Families! Save the Date: July 16, 2017 for Tonneson + Co 5th Annual Event to Benefit the Kids First Program

5th Annual Tonneson + Co 5k Run/Walk to Benefit Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

~Save the Date:  Sunday, July 16, 2017~

The Fifth Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program will take place on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Quannapowitt.  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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The 4th Annual Tonneson + Co 5K Walk/Run Raises $6,500 for the Kids First Program

 The 4th annual Tonneson + Co’s 5K run/walk benefitting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program was a great success!  Approximately 200 people ranging in age from 6 to 76 registered for the race and enjoyed the beautiful weather as they ran or walked around Lake Quannapowitt.  The overall fastest male, Alex Demeule, finished the race in 17:53 and the fastest female, Samantha Wilkinson, finished in 20:03.  Thanks to generous sponsors and fantastic participants, approximately $6500 was raised for the Kids First Program!

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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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A Beautiful Day Coming for 2nd Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt

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.

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Sign up: The Tonneson + Co. 5K walk/run is July 20, 2014 — Benefiting the Kids First Program

Tonneson & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield, will be 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 Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry to benefit the Kids First program.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 and support families in need.To register for this event please visit http://tonneson5k.racewire.com.  Online registration before race day will be $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 13 and under.  For those registering on the day of the race, registration will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 13 and under.  Awards will be given for overall first place male and female participants as well as 1st – 3rd  place age group winners.  All 13 and under participants will receive a medal.

Tonneson + Co would like to thank the event’s major sponsor, Eastern Bank, as well as the other generous sponsors, Dennis K. Burke, Inc., East Boston Savings Bank, The Savings Bank, Tracelink, Inc., Wakefield Cooperative Bank and Zampell Companies.

If you are interested in more information about the race please contact Karianne Bekier at kcb@tonneson.com or 781-245-9999.

Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Offers Kid Friendly Food Options for Summer Kids First Program

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry offers a special program called Kids First which 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,” explains Maureen Miller, Operations Director at the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. “The Kids First Program provides some “kid friendly” food items to help replace those meals.”

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Invitation to Participate in “Kids First”

Dear Wakefield Families,

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry has developed a program entitled “Kids First”. The purpose of this program is to provide food to families with school age children during the summer months. Many families receive free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch during the school year, but this heip is not available during the summer. This is where the food pantry can help. We can provide you with the added food items to help replace those meals.

During July and August, the food pantry will be open on four dates specifically to provide food for the “Kids First” program. If you have a need, we encourage you to come to the Amencal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield to pick up breakfast and lunch foods for your family. We will provide foods such as: Aunt Jemima pancake mix, Mrs. Butterworth’s maple symp, Lender’s bagels, cream cheese, Amie’s Mac’n Cheese, Skippy Peanut Butter, Smucker’s Jelly, Apple & Eve juice boxes, Keebler crackers and Vanilla Wafers, Ellio’s Pizza, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, freezepops, Danimals yogurt, Polly-O string cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables. The dates and trmes we will be open are the following:

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