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Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

Food Donation Guidelines

Our acceptance of product is governed by two criteria:

  • Public health requirements
  • Our commitment to providing a healthy balance of nutrient-rich foods encompassing all the food groups.

We can accept:

  • Shelf-stable products
  • Shelf stabled dairy and juice that have a usable shelf life per the manufacturer
  • Excess inventory from promotions, seasonal merchandise, and national or private-label products
  • Excess food products from tradeshows

We cannot accept:

  • Packaged perishable and frozen foods
  • Unlabeled products or products removed from its original packaging
  • Damaged products or products that have exceeded shelf life
  • Repackaged or opened products
  • Prepared food that has been exposed to public self-service
  • Product that has been thawed
  • Food containing alcohol