Category Archives: Events

Tanglewood Marionettes Perform ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to Benefit the Food Pantry

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

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

Joey VOICES Event at St. Joseph’s Parish in Wakefield, January 20 at 7:00 pm

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 Pantry read more

#Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017

For most of us Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the start of the giving season.

#GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back falls on Tuesday, November 28th when individuals, families, businesses and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

As you know, The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, a nonprofit that has worked diligently to eliminate food insecurity in our community is one of many organizations participating in #GivingTuesday. Please help us on November 28th by making a contribution to help us help those in need. read more

An Impressive Drive From the WHS Award Winning Marching Band 2017

From the Wakefield Daily Item:  We all know how well the talented members of the WHS Marching Band perform at football games and at competitions (thus…. award winning).  But that’s nothing compared to the compassion they show when they are not on center stage.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, the band came together with their supporters to donate 7,100 high quality food items to their neighbors in need.  This food drive by the Marching Band is considered the biggest of the year!

And, our pantry can use all the donations, both in food and in money, that can be spared.  Last year, the Wakefield Food Pantry: read more

Wakefield Co-op Bank’s “Teaching Kids to Grow” Program Brings Fresh Herbs & Vegetables to Food Pantry

As reported in the Wakefield Item on July 28, 2017, students at Galvin Middle School and Woodville Elementary School have been planting vegetables and herb  gardens to share with the Wakefield Food Pantry!

Janet Rivers, Mortgage Relationship Manager at the Wakefield Co-operative Bank, established the program in 2015 a way to teach kids about the ownership, responsibility, and satisfaction that comes with cultivating a garden and giving back to the community.  The program started with one garden and has now grown to six beds. read more

Calling All Runners, Walkers and Families! Save the Date: July 16, 2017 for Tonneson + Co 5th Annual Event to Benefit the Kids First Program

5th Annual Tonneson + Co 5k Run/Walk to Benefit Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

~Save the Date:  Sunday, July 16, 2017~

The Fifth Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program will take place on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Quannapowitt.  The Kids First program provides food to families with school age children during the summer months.  Many families receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch during the school year, but this help is not available during the summer.  The Kids First program provides the added food items to help replace those meals. read more

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2017 Was A Big Success!

We want to send our gratitude to everyone who supported this enormous effort: our intrepid letter carriers for picking up and delivering food, our devoted volunteers who sorted and stocked the shelves, our generous Wakefield community who took the time to shop for our most needed food items, and our Wakefield news organizations who spread the word as well as The Savings Bank that posted our event on their office videos.

And, if we are leaving any one out, please know that our hearts feel your presence and caring! Thank you again! 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