The mission of the Wakefield Food Pantry is to provide food and household necessities to residents in need. We strive to provide high-quality service to our guests with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and integrity.


Our volunteers help to meet the food and household needs of almost 600 families (about 1,100 people) who visit the pantry each year by:

  • Each week, transporting 4000-6000 pounds of food purchased from the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to Wakefield. For every dollar spent, we purchase four dollars’ worth of food
  • Shopping at grocery stores when necessary to supplement GBFB items and donations
  • Unloading, sorting and shelving food at the pantry
  • Assisting our guests with their shopping at the pantry

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In addition to maintaining the Food Pantry, we provide many other services, including:

  • Supplying families with complete meal fixings at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Running a monthly Mobile Market at various senior citizen residences
  • Running the KidsFirst summer program to provide kid-friendly food for families whose children receive free or reduced lunches during the school year
  • Supporting other organizations, for example, providing snacks for the Boys and Girls Club of Wakefield, meal ingredients for free community meals, and supplies for the monthly Veterans program

We welcome non-perishable, non-expired food donations from:

  • Individuals
  • Civic organizations
  • Religious congregations
  • Grocery stores
  • Businesses
  • Food drives such as the Music Boosters Drive and the Annual Letter Carrier Drive