Thirty years ago in 1982, a dedicated group of volunteers cleared out a small room in the basement of the First Baptist Church. With help from the community, they stocked it with food and opened the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) with only one goal: to eliminate hunger in our town. Through the years, the pantry has provided much needed food items to those in need and doing it with care, dignity and respect. While many things have changed in three decades — especially the fact that the food pantry has a new location, is much larger, offers healthier food choices, and provides programs for our kids and seniors — what has not changed is the need.
Please take a look at the Wakefield Item’s October 11, 2012 issue which features our food pantry in the This Is Wakefield section. All financial and food item donations are appreciated!