The Department of Mental Health will sponsor a Food Drive to benefit the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry on Saturday, April 27thfrom 10AM-Noon at the Americal Civic Center (lower level) on Main St. There will be collection bins set up at Shaws on Water St. on the 25th and 26th of April. As always, members of the community are also encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at the Food Pantry on Saturday morning. Checks are always welcome, and may be made payable to The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. For further information on the WIFP and for an updated list of most-needed food items, go to www.wifoodpantry.org.
This will be the second year that the DMH has hosted a food drive. Members of the DMH Site Advisory Board members will be participating in the event. Board members and volunteers either have a family member or they themselves are living with mental illness. In addition to this, staff members from the DMH Metro North Site Office which is located in Wakefield, as well as some local young adults who are completing community service requirements for school.
The WIFP would also like to thank The Wakefield Education Foundation for hosting a second, very successful drive on April 13th. The enthusiasm and generosity of community groups in Wakefield is always tremendously appreciated as we try to serve individuals and families in need.