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Press Release: Letter Carriers Collected Over Four Tons of Goods

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.” read more

Press Release: Letter Carrier Food Drive on Sat, May 14, 2011

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 14th. On that day, Wakefield residents are asked to leave a bag or box of non‐perishable food by their mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the food on their postal route and deliver it that afternoon to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP).  The Pantry is currently serving an average of 300 households or 800 individuals monthly and that number has been growing due to the higher unemployment rate and the difficult economy.  WIFP also needs volunteers to help with the drive especially on Saturday, May 14th between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. To volunteer, please sign up online at the WIFP website: www.wifoodpantry.org, or email: volunteer@wifoodpantry.org. read more