Greater Boston Food Bank Food Order Pick-ups: Volunteers Needed!

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to join its Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) food pick-up team. The Food Pantry purchases food items from the GBFB at a significant discount (typically $1 purchased at GBFB equals about $4.00 in food elsewhere).

The runs to the GBFB occur on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th, (and 5th one also if there happens to be one in a particular month) Mondays of the month. Volunteers drive in their own cars to the food bank in Boston and arrive at 10:45 am to be ready for an 11:00 am pick-up time. The pantry has a truck and driver who will be there to assist volunteers with loading the order onto the truck. Volunteers then return to the pantry and help unload the order.

The pantry is hoping to secure enough volunteers to make a rotation of having a turn once a month. There are some heavy (50-80 lbs) boxes to lift so a strong back and willing muscles would be required. Training will be provided.

Please contact the food pantry if you are interested in helping out! Phone: 781-245-2510 or email:

Thank you!

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