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
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
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
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
Please mark your calendars for the annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive, Stamp Out Hunger, to be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This is the largest one day food drive in the country!
Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers.
This drive is one of the easiest ways to support your Wakefield food pantry. And, it is SO easy. You leave non-perishable food donations at your mailbox—and the letter carriers and a bunch of pantry volunteers take care of the rest! An updated list of most needed items to come.read more
“Pack the Pantry,” a food drive organized by Wakefield resident Flavia Pastore and her neighbors in Wincrest Homes and nearby Byron Street, netted a whopping 50 bags of groceries and an amazing $425 in monetary donations.
On behalf of our clients, we are so grateful! 🙂
In photo: Back row: (left to right) Brendon Nett, Anselm Schools, and Luke Pastore; Front row: Andrew Nett and Sam Schools
Not pictured: Gus, Leo, and Bruno Schools