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Get By With A Little Help from the Food Pantry

Everyone needs a helping hand now and again. Maybe you’ve experienced a job lay off in this struggling economy, a disabling accident, a health crisis, the high cost of prescription drugs, or skyrocketing oil bills during a cold winter. Unexpected expenses like needing a new roof, a water heater or car can happen at any time and can throw even your best laid plans to the wayside. That’s when the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry can help.  We are guided by our belief that sometimes a helping hand is all you need to get back on your feet, and we hold the highest respect for our clients’ privacy, dignity and confidentiality. If you are a Wakefield resident and are in need of food, for either a short or long period of time, you can receive assistance from WIFP. 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. Since WIFP is considered only one source of a client’s food needs our staff refers clients to complementary agencies for supplemental food and services. Please know that we are here for our neighbors in need! The Food Pantry is located on the lower level of the Americal Civic Center at 467 Main Streetin Wakefield, MA. 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, feel free to call the Food Pantry at 781-245-4510 for further assistance.