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A Unique Holiday Gift Idea: Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry Donations for Those on Your Shopping List

It seems like we just finish the last piece of pie at Thanksgiving and the holiday gift giving frenzy begins. Does your uncle need another tie? ·       Does your wife want more body lotion? ·       Does the teacher need another mug? ·       Does the neighbor look forward to more holiday candles? ·       Do you need more socks? The holiday season is filled with joy, love, and …stress.  We are preoccupied with decorating, cooking, cleaning, and most of all– shopping. Why not take a different approach?

For your loved ones, friends, neighbors, colleagues, teachers and any “hard to buy for” people on your list, please consider gifting a financial donation in their name to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. 

Even with all the magic and happiness of the season, many of our neighbors in Wakefield are struggling to make ends meet and find themselves experiencing food insecurity due to a variety of circumstances:  job loss, medical expenses, or a low fixed income.  They may come home to find very little in their cupboards and refrigerators to cook or eat.  Resources and safety nets that many people relied upon for help are being cut, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federally-funded nutrition program that offers food assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. read more