Category Archives: Donations

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Wakefield Music Boosters for their generous donation of $1250!

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) would like to thank the Wakefield Music Boosters for their generous donation of $1250! The money will be used to stock our shelves with a variety of healthy choices to help our neighbors in need.

In the photo (l-r):

Maureen Miller, Director of Operations for the food pantry, Judy Muse, WIFP Volunteer, Gabrielle White, a senior at Wakefield Memorial High School and Music Booster Volunteer, Dan White, WHS Music Booster Volunteer, Karen Hardy, WIFP Volunteer. read more

Cheer for The Patriots at Super Bowl LII and Tackle Hunger with The Souper Bowl of Caring to Benefit The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

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

Pay Pal Giving Fund Supports Wakefield Food Pantry

We ask that you please remember the Pantry in your end of the year financial donations.  From now through December 31st, the Pay Pal Giving Fund will credit us with 101% of your donations through Pay Pal without any processing fees. You can donate by logging on to our or by using our unique link

With gratitude, your Wakefield Food Pantry.

Turkey Bucks Are Back at Shaws!

Hello all.  Just a reminder that Shaws has once again started its Turkey Bucks program to help the food pantry raise money for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for our guest in need.  It’s easy donate.  When you are shopping at Shaws, just let them know you want to donate to Turkey Bucks, pick your donation and that amount will go directly to our Thanksgiving Basket program.

As always, thank you for making the holidays a lot nicer for our neighbors in need.

And a quick reminder about the pantry hours and location: read more

Wakefield Food Pantry and Savers Unique Team Up!

The Wakefield Food Pantry often partners with businesses, community groups, religious organizations and on and on. We feel it’s part of our mission to help as many as we can who are neighbors in need. So— again this year we are working with Savers Unique for a fund drive.

Savers Unique gathers soft goods (clothing, shoes, bedding and towels), hard goods (electrical items, toys, games kitchen, knick-knacks, sports goods) as well as books, CDs, and DVDs. As they raise money with these efforts, they share a portion with us! You can drop off donations at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield, lower level on these days: May 6, 9am-12pm; May 17, 6pm to 8pm; and May 20, 9am – 12pm. read more

Many Thanks to Wakefield Music Boosters for Their Ongoing Support

The Wakefield Music Boosters has been a long-time partner and supporter of the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.  Each year, the Boosters with the award-winning WHS Marching Band and Color Guard host a very successful food drive which delivers thousands of much needed, high quality food items to stock the pantry’s shelves. In 2016 alone, the group donated more than 6,400 food items such as peanut butter, soup, and cereal – in addition to various types of health & beauty aids, which can be prohibitively expensive for food pantry clients to purchase. read more