Wakefield Food Pantry - Americal Civic Center 467 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880|781-245-2510 | EIN: 04-3656505
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Coronavirus Update

March 25, 2020

The Wakefield Food Pantry remains open, with modifications. 

The Pantry’s priority is and will continue to be ensuring people have consistent, reliable access to food.  But, we want to do this in the safest way possible given the spread of the coronavirus.

We will continue to be open during our normal hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We have further changed our process for picking up food in order to keep our volunteers and guests safe and to help us deal with the increased volume of those visiting us.

Curbside Service for Guests

  • Guests are asked to remain in the parking lot adjacent to the Americal Civic Center
  • A volunteer will greet each guest and deliver food to the car
  • Food will be loaded preferably into the trunk or at least the back seat by the volunteer so as to comply with the 6 foot social distancing order

Our goal is to ensure self-distancing among our guests and volunteers, minimizing the risk of infection and exposure in our community.  Please be patient with us during this unprecedented time.

Food Donations

Please know that we appreciate all the donations the community is making to us to help those in need.  At the Greater Boston Food Banks suggestion, we are quarantining this food for 24 hours before distributing it to our guests.

Please continue to check back for the latest updates.


To help neighbors in need who may be affected by this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, three Wakefield entities – the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Food Pantry and Wakefield School Department – have partnered to create Wakefield Cards for the CommunityHelping our Neighbors in Need.

This gift card giving program provides the community with an opportunity to help Wakefield’s local food establishments and their staffs that may be struggling to stay open by purchasing the gift cards now.   The cards will be distributed by the Wakefield Food Pantry and the Wakefield School district to households in need.

To Participate:

  • Click here to donate using GoFundMe
  • Bring/Mail a check payable to: Wakefield Cards for the Community  to
    • The Savings Bank, Lakeside Branch office, 599 North Ave, Wakefield, MA 0880
    • The Savings Bank, Greenwood branch office, 907 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 0880
  • Bring purchased gift cards to The Svings Bank’s drive up locations.

Read more at the GoFundMe page

Thank you for your support!



We provide food and household necessities to Wakefield residents in need. Join us in helping our neighbors.

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*** The Pantry will be open regular hours during these trying times.  ***

Tuesday and Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


If you are unable to visit due to illness or quarantine, CONTACT US to arrange for home delivery.



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We Did It: 75,000 Meals!

Thank you to all who donated to the Wakefield Food Pantry’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors holiday campaign and made it possible to provide 75,000 meals during the 2019 season and into the NewYear!

Everyone at the Pantry would also like to extend our gratitude to the Wakefield community for:

Generously giving monetary donations that allow us to leverage the buying power