Get By With a Little Help from Your Friends and Neighbors
Everyone needs a helping hand now and again. Maybe you’ve experienced a job lay off due to the struggling economy, a disabling accident, the high cost of prescription drugs, or skyrocketing oil bills during a cold winter. Sometimes food is that last thing you feel you can spend your money on when you have college tuitio n to pay for your cherished child. Or, an unexpected expense hits you and your family to throw even your best laid plans to the wayside. That’s when the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry can help. We respect your privacy, your dignity and your confidentiality. We are guided by our belief that sometimes a helping hand is all you need to get back on your feet.
If you are a Wakefield resident and are in need of food, you can receive assistance from the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, regardless of your religious affiliation, if any. The Food Pantry stocks non-perishable and perishable food items. Twice a month, clients are eligible to receive a 3-4 day supply of groceries for themselves.
The Food Pantry is located on the lower level of the:
Americal Civic Center
467 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Our hours are:
- Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please bring proof that you live in Wakefield (e.g. utility bill). If there is an emergency situation, you may call the Food Pantry at 781-245-4510 for further assistance. Clients who use WIFP services range from people who have been recently laid off, to seniors and others who have difficulty making ends meet due to fixed incomes, disability, low-paying jobs or various health issues. The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry is considered only one source of a client’s food needs, and our staff refers clients to complementary agencies for supplemental food and services. Please know that we are here for our neighbors in need.