Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Celebrates Mother-and-Son Team: Flavia and Luke Pastore!
Flavia Pastore and her son Luke–and supported by their neighbors here in town–organized a very generous food and monetary donation drive for our clients.
And did we mention this was their Third-Annual Community Food Drive?
The food pantry’s receipt of community members’ generous food donations–to the tune of more than 50 bags of groceries–means our clients and their families will have access to healthy foods. And the food pantry can purchase from the Greater Boston Food Bank four times the monetary donation of $250, which means $1,000-worth of nutritious foods for our clients.read more
Wakefield’s Interfaith Clergy Council invites area families to a special presentation of Tanglewood Marionettes “Sleeping Beauty” on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Wakefield Lynnfield United Methodist Church (273 Vernon Street in Wakefield).
This classic tale will appeal to all ages through the magic and beauty of hand-crafted Tanglewood Marionettes, which have won puppetry’s highest honor, the UNIMA awards.
The event will benefit our food pantry and tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2:30 pm for $10.00 each or three for $25 (additional tickets are $5); children age 3 and under are free. This project is supported in part by the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.read more
North Shore Women’s Group and North Shore Social recently organized their first food drives on behalf of the food pantry.
As a result, food pantry clients have access to more than 40 bags of food and health & beauty aids. In addition, Wakefield’s TMP Cleaning and Restoration Services made a $200 monetary donation to the food pantry.
The food pantry is incredibly grateful for these groups’ efforts!
In photo (left to right): Janet Yeremian, Aine Cryts (on behalf of food pantry), Amy Blum Brown, Chris Brown, and LeiLanie D’Agostinoread more
Many thanks to the Wakefield High School boys hockey teams, their families, and Susan Langlois, grade 5 teacher at the Galvin Middle School, who organized a great food drive on behalf of our clients.
As a result of their hard work encouraging shoppers at Shaw’s on Water Street to donate, the food pantry received more than 20 boxes of food — or approximately eight overflowing shopping carts. Shaw’s shoppers also donated more than $120 in cash and gift cards.
A very grateful shout out to Shaw’s on Water Street, which helped make today’s food drive happen!read more
Troop 701 Wakefield, MA organized a highly successful food drive on behalf of our clients at the Shaw’s on Water Street yesterday. The Boy Scouts educated shoppers about hunger and community members bought healthy foods for our clients; shoppers also made monetary donations at this community food drive.
We are so very grateful!
In photo (left to right), Ricky, Richard, and Max, on behalf of Troop #701
Since 1990 – nearly 30 years — young people across the country have been leading the charge and inspiring others to collect dollars and food during the weeks leading up to the Big Game — Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. And with the Patriots competing for the championship, the excitement around this football game should feed into the energy of this important endeavor to tackle hunger.
If you are hosting a Super Bowl party or hanging in to watch the game, please consider gathering non-perishable food items (how about hearty soups, chili and stews?) to donate to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. There are many places around Wakefield to drop off collected food items.read more
Hi all. Super funny and fun event to help our pantry and the St. Vincent De Paul Society!
Singer, Comedian /Musical Impressionist Joey VOICES!
performs the voices of: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Tom Jones, Sam Cooke, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Rodney Dangerfield, Cher, Neil Diamond, Al Pacino, Elvis Presley, Joe Cocker, Dave Matthews, Gavin DeGraw, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Al Green, Blondie, Michael McDonald and many more!
An Evening of FUN & LAUGHTER to benefit: The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Wakefield & The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantryread more
Hi, all. We just want to be clear as we deal with 17 inches of snow, lots of ice and for many frozen pipes. When the Wakefield Public Schools are closed, then our Pantry is closed as well. We’ll update the website to include that info. Thanks everyone. Stay warm!
The holidays are a time to slow down and appreciate what’s good in our lives. One thing I appreciate — and I’m also speaking on behalf of our board of directors — is our community’s willingness to donate foods, roll up their sleeves and sort through foods, and generally do anything the food pantry asks.
This happens across our community, in our schools, at our businesses and non-profit organizations and community groups. I can’t forget to highlight the spirit and enthusiasm of our regular volunteers, who stay true to our commitment to treating our clients with respect and kindness every single day. read more