On May 14, 2011, the entire Wakefield community came together to collect over 4 tons of food during the annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) drive to Stamp Out Hunger across America, providing assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day. Now in its 19th year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which is always held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single‐day food drive.
“Once again we extend our warm thanks to those who participated in this food drive, especially all the letter carriers who picked up the donations during their routes and delivered the food to the pantry,” said Maureen Miller, Director of Operations, Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. “The pantry is currently serving an average of 300 households or 800 individuals monthly and that number has been growing. The generosity of the people of Wakefield is truly inspirational.”
Miller also thanked the more than 60 volunteers who helped with the sorting and shelving of the food donations. The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry is a Volunteer Organization committed to providing food items to Wakefield residents in need regardless of religious affiliation, if any. Run by members from local organizations and concerned citizens, the WIFP is sponsored by donations of food and cash from Wakefield residents, civic organizations, businesses and congregations. Additionally, the pantry provides referrals to other agencies for services. For more information, please visit www.wifoodpantry.org or check out our Facebook page for photos and news.