The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) was one of several local nonprofit organizations that received a financial award from The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. The foundation, established in 1997 through an initial endowment of $550,000 from The Savings Bank, presented a total of $ 26,700.00 to eight (8) nonprofit organizations during the 16th distribution of funds. Over the past 17 years, the Foundation has made donations in excess of $ 450,000 to organizations in local communities.
The $4,000.00 award was presented by The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation to Linda McManama, Joanne Turco, Wendy Dennis, and Gene Moulton, volunteers and leaders at the pantry. According to the WIFP, the pantry will use this money to support its Supplies for Seniors Program. Supplies for Seniors provides highly nutritious and desirable foods targeted for the senior clientele. Fresh fruit, vegetables, a well-thought-out selection of food items, and essential household supplies are offered monthly to the residents of Hart’s Hill and Crystal View community centers by a team of volunteers who organize and distribute to their client base.
“We are thrilled to be selected as one of the recipients of The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation,” commented Maureen Miller, Director of the WIFP. “As always, The Savings Bank demonstrates its commitment and generosity to the people of Wakefield, especially our neighbors in need.”
For more information about the Supplies for Seniors Program at WIFP, please visit the food pantry website: www.wifoodpantry.org.
Photo Caption: The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently presented the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry with a $4,000 financial award during the 16th distribution of funds. Taking part in the award presentation were (from left to right) The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Director Bob DiBella, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Savings Bank; The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Director Susan O’Neill; Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry: Linda McManama, Joanne Turco, Wendy Dennis, all long-time volunteers and leaders at the pantry; The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Director Jack MacKay; Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry volunteer, Gene Moulton, and The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Director, Glenn Dolbeare