Donate Food

Our most needed food items are listed to the right.
Food Donation Guidelines
Our acceptance of product is governed by two criteria:
  • Public health requirements
  • Our commitment to providing a healthy balance of nutrient-rich foods encompassing all the food groups.
We can accept:
  • Shelf-stable products
  • Shelf stabled dairy and juice that have a usable shelf life per the manufacturer
  • Excess inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise, and national or private-label products
We cannot accept:
  • Packaged perishable and frozen foods
  • Unlabeled products or products removed from its original packaging
  • Damaged products or products that have exceeded shelf life
  • Repackaged or opened products
  • Prepared food that has been exposed to public self-service
  • Product that has been thawed
  • Food containing alcohol

Non-perishable food donations may be dropped off anytime in the drop off box located in the lower level of the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA or at our many drop off locations around town:

  • William J. Lee Town Hall, 1 Lafayette Street
  • The Beebe Library, 345 Main Street
  • The Savings Bank: 599 North Avenue branch and 907 Main Street Greenwood branch
  • The Public Safety Building,  1 Union Street
  • Shaw’s Supermarket at 134 Water Street
  • East Boston Savings Bank, 381 Main Street
  • Early Harvest Diner, 25 Broadway Street

For large donations, please contact us to arrange a pick up or delivery.

Helping our neighbors in need…..

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