Wanted: Food Drive Sponsors for Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (www.wifoodpantry.org) is currently seeking sponsors to host food drives on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

This is a great opportunity for businesses and community organizations to get in involved in a worthwhile service project. The commitment is for one Saturday, and hosting a Food Drive is very simple. It involves notifying members of your business or organization of your Food Drive about two to three weeks in advance of your assigned Saturday.

Please go to www.wifoodpantry.org to print out the list of most needed food items and share this information with your group. The week prior to the Food Drive, be sure to have several large boxes in a convenient location for people to drop off their donations. An announcement is placed in the local papers a week before the event informing the public that the Pantry will be open on Saturday for food drop offs and crediting the sponsoring organization.

On the Saturday of the Food Drive, identify a few people to be responsible for dropping off the donated food to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. The Sponsor is also responsible for providing the manpower to supervise any other drop-offs and if desired sort donated food between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and noon at the lower level of the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main Street in Wakefield.

“Hosting a Food Drive is simple to do, and very much appreciated,” said Maureen Miller, Director of Operations. “ With the growing numbers of Wakefield families and individuals in need, we are grateful to the many groups who have supported Food Drives over the years, and hope to encourage others to get involved as much as they can.”

To schedule a Food Drive or to inquire more about this program, please call: 781-245-2510 X3, or email: wifp.fooddrive@gmail.com

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