The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 12th. On that day, Wakefield residents are asked to leave a bag or box of non-perishable food by their mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the food on their postal routes and deliver it that afternoon to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP). The need for food assistance has been growing due to higher unemployment and a difficult economy. Last year alone, the WIFP provided food for approximately 225 families, and these families visited the pantry a total of 4,182 times for an average of 349 visits per month.
Canned chili, beef stew, baked beans
Fruit & Vegetable Group
Canned vegetables, especially corn and green beans
A variety of cereals.
Milk Group & Miscellaneous Needs
Shelf Stable milk
Jelly and jams
Reusable shopping bags
Please note that the Pantry cannot accept any food items that are opened or past their expiration dates or canned goods with dents and rust.