The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry recently honored one of its late members for her contributions to the organization. At its 2011 meeting earlier this month, the organization announced Pat Tine had been chosen to receive its first annual Distinguished Service Award. Tine was a member of the organization’s board from 2002 until she died earlier this year. She also volunteered her time to help with pantry operations and cochaired the group’s annual holiday basket program. The award was accepted by Tine’s husband, Sebastian Tine. Also at the meeting, the group swore in a new president, Wendy Dennis, and several new board members. – John Laidler
At the recent annual meeting of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, a new Board President and several new Board Members were sworn in and the first ever Distinguished Service Award was presented.
WIFP Board of Director Changes
After serving as the WIFP Board President since 2004, Julie Theriault stepped down from the position, but will remain active as the new Board Treasurer. “As I reflect on the incredible changes I’ve seen over my years as President of this remarkable organization, I am continually amazed at the dedication and commitment of the Board, the volunteers, and the entire Wakefield community. In particular, I’d like to recognize our Director of Operations, Maureen Miller, whom I like to refer to as ‘the glue that holds it altogether’,” said Theriault. Miller manages over 50 regular volunteers who organize the programs, serve the clients, sort the food and stock the shelves.