Category Archives: Donations

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 websitwww.wifoodpantry.org or by using our unique link www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/147954

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

Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Hosts Savers Donation Drive 2016

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP) is hosting a drive, but it’s not for food!  The Pantry was asked by Donation Savers to host a drive to collect:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Books
  • Linens
  • Small household items

Savers, Inc. is a privately held global thrift retailer. Through its unique business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling secondhand merchandise, the Savers family of thrift stores benefits more than 150 nonprofit organizations, give local consumers a smart way to shop, and saves more than 600 million pounds of quality used goods from landfills each year. In fact, the Wakefield Food Pantry will receive donations from Savers, Inc. for every qualifying pound of items received during the drive.  For more information, please visit www.savers.com. read more