Food Pantry Volunteers Make Sure Clients Enjoy the 4th of July in Power Out Crisis

Thirty-two needy families would have been without food for their Fourth of July celebration had it not been for the extra effort of the Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department and the dedicated volunteers at the food pantry (as reported in the Wakefield Daily Item by Gail Lowe, 7/10/2012). Volunteers worked in the pitch black to help clients shop for provisions and to do registrations to make sure that each shopper was a Wakefield resident. While the WMGLD planned the outage, the staff at the WIFP didn’t know about it due to a communication error. “All Americans – no matter what economic level — deserve to have a good time on our nation’s birthday,” said Maureen Miller, Director of WIFP Operations. And so thanks to support from the WMGLD and super volunteers, they did!

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