Volunteers Needed for Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, May 12, 2012

The annual Letter Carrier/Postal  Food Drive is Saturday, May 12, 2012. On that day, Wakefield residents are asked to leave a bag or box of non-perishable food by their mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the food on their postal routes and deliver it that afternoon to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) at the Americal Civic Center.

The Pantry is looking for volunteers to help unload and sort the food donations. Specifically:

10-11:30 a.m. We will require strong, able-bodied volunteers to set-up tables in the gym upstairs from the Food Pantry to accommodate the donations once they start arriving.

2-5:00 p.m. We welcome volunteers to work one hour shifts during this time to unload the mail trucks when they arrive, to sort the received donations and bring them to the labeled tables, and people who will act as “counters” to estimate the weight of the food received and transporters who will bring filled boxes downstairs to the Pantry.

5-6:00 p.m.  We need help with clean-up, breaking down the tables, and clearing the gym.

If you can spare some time during this day, please contact:  volunteer@wifp.org or call 781-245-2510 (option 5 for ‘volunteer your time’) to discuss the details and the schedule.

As always, we truly appreciate your willingness to help and look forward to another successful event.

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