Category Archives: Programs

New Food Pantry Quick Market at McCarthy Senior Center

The McCarthy Senior Center in conjunction with the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry recently opened a “Quick Stop” market at the senior center.  The Quick Stop market was set up as a new service to Wakefield’s seniors to help them obtain food and other supplies when money or time is tight.

The Council on Aging/McCarthy Senior Center provides information, services and social activities to the citizens of the community 60 years of age and over. The senior center is a vibrant social facility with different activities happening daily. Exercise programs offered help increase strength and flexibility.  Educational programs provide the latest information on subjects ranging from legal and financial planning to health insurance advice. Entertainment, dining and social functions promote socialization. read more

Pantry Thanksgiving Basket Program Going Full Force

The pantry’s Thanksgiving basket program is going full force. The bags were distributed to clients on Tuesday and again today (Thursday). Clients can receive either a full turkey, turkey breast or a ham, if preferred. These are frozen.

In the festive decorated bags (which you can see in the photo) is stuffing, a can of vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, a box of mashed potatoes, a cake mix and some candy.

Troop 66174, Dolbeare School Fourth Grade Junior Girl Scouts helped to collect and bag candy that they donated and they also designed the Thanksgiving bags. Many other groups and individuals support the program which helps make Thanksgiving something very special for our clients. read more

Thank You to Participants, Volunteers and Sponsors for Making the 5th Annual Tonneson + Co 5K Walk/Run a Great Achievement!

The 5th annual Tonneson + Co’s 5K run/walk benefiting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program was a great success again this year!  Approximately 160 people ranging in age from 6 to 76 registered for the race and enjoyed the lovely weather as they ran or walked around our beautiful Lake Quannapowitt.  While we are tallying the final numbers for money raised, we expect the race to surpass last year’s total of nearly $6500.  And, if you’d like to get the race results, please visit: https://my.racewire.com/results/33614. 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

The 4th Annual Tonneson + Co 5K Walk/Run Raises $6,500 for the Kids First Program

 The 4th annual Tonneson + Co’s 5K run/walk benefitting the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program was a great success!  Approximately 200 people ranging in age from 6 to 76 registered for the race and enjoyed the beautiful weather as they ran or walked around Lake Quannapowitt.  The overall fastest male, Alex Demeule, finished the race in 17:53 and the fastest female, Samantha Wilkinson, finished in 20:03.  Thanks to generous sponsors and fantastic participants, approximately $6500 was raised for the Kids First Program! read more

Get Ready to Run for the Kids First Program on July 26, 2015

Tonneson + Co, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First program on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

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

A Beautiful Day Coming for 2nd Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt

Register today to join in the fun and benefit a worthy cause, the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry’s Kids First Program.  It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day to run or walk around our town’s lovely lake. Invite family and friends and make a day of it!
Tonneson & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield, are generously hosting the 2nd Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:30 am.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kids First program. read more

Sign up: The Tonneson + Co. 5K walk/run is July 20, 2014 — Benefiting the Kids First Program

Tonneson & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants in Wakefield, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Tonneson + Co 5K run/walk around Lake Quannapowitt on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:30 am.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry to benefit the Kids First program.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 and support families in need.To register for this event please visit http://tonneson5k.racewire.com.  Online registration before race day will be $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 13 and under.  For those registering on the day of the race, registration will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids ages 13 and under.  Awards will be given for overall first place male and female participants as well as 1st – 3rd  place age group winners.  All 13 and under participants will receive a medal.

Tonneson + Co would like to thank the event’s major sponsor, Eastern Bank, as well as the other generous sponsors, Dennis K. Burke, Inc., East Boston Savings Bank, The Savings Bank, Tracelink, Inc., Wakefield Cooperative Bank and Zampell Companies.

If you are interested in more information about the race please contact Karianne Bekier at kcb@tonneson.com or 781-245-9999.