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Wakefield High School Marching Band Annual Food Drive Huge Success!!!!

August 19th, 2019|

The Wakefield High School Marching Band, led by Director of Performing/Visual Arts Tom Bankert — and supported by their friends and family — ran a hugely successful  food drive for guests on Saturday, September 14.

This amazing crew pictured transported, sorted, and stored 8,544 highly nutritious food items for the guests we serve at the Wakefield Food Pantry as part of the Wakefield Music Boosters’ food drive Saturday, September 14.

“Wakefield is the place we call home, which means we’re all called to contribute to the well-being of our entire community,” said Bankert about last year’s food drive.

4 v 4 Soccer Jamboree – Aug 17 – 18

June 25th, 2019|

Registration for the event is now Closed 

Click HERE to view the Schedule

Wakefield will host its first-ever 4v4 Soccer Jamboree this summer to support the Wakefield Food Pantry.  Divisions are open for both youths and adults.

Registration Deadline Extended to August 11, 2019 !

Games start at 9:00 am and will end by early afternoon.

To Register a Team Please Click on a GREEN Age Group Button Below

Sat, Aug 17

Grade 2 Boys (U8) Grade 3-4

Great News: A New Van!

June 24th, 2019|

The Wakefield Food Pantry is excited to take ownership of a wonderful new transport van.

The van was made possible by the generosity of a substantial grant by the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) and the Wakefield community’s many donations, plus a significant anonymous gift.

“The van will be a great asset to the operation of the Pantry and the ancillary programs it sponsors,” explained Debbie Jones, Food Pantry Manager.

On a weekly basis, Pantry volunteers travel to numerous stores where large quantities of donations are picked up. These items include over 100 loaves of bread and many grocery store runs for fresh

IT Volunteers Needed

June 23rd, 2019|

Do you know how to work in WordPress?  Are you familiar with the Google suite of apps (docs/sheets/forms/sites)?  How about Salesforce or DonorPerfect?  Or do you have a software background and can help with some IT projects?   If so, we could use help in these areas.   Take a look at our Volunteer page and if you are interested, fill out the volunteer application on that page.

Run/Walk with us on Sunday, July 14th

June 20th, 2019|

7th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Start/End Location: Lake Quannapowitt, The Bandstand

Race Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

Registration Fee: $25, $15 (student), $70 (family of 4)
Note: Fees increase on race day

Register online: www.tonneson5k.racewire.com

NEW: 1/3 Mile Kids Fun Run for Kids 10 & Under at 8:10 a.m.
      Registration fee is $5 or $10 with a t-shirt.

**Free face painting and lawn games before and after the race**

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Eastern

We are getting a Van !

June 1st, 2019|

Thank you to all that donated to our fundraising campaign to purchase a van !  We reached our goal of raising the matching funds that we needed, plus a little extra to use towards insurance, registration, gas, etc.   Thank you so much, Wakefield and friends !

 

 

Many thanks to the Greater Boston Food Bank for awarding us the initial grant of $12,850 to purchase the van !!!

 

WFP Spring Breakfast

June 1st, 2019|

The Heritage Americal Civic Center came alive on the morning of June 5, as volunteers, donors, and friends of the Wakefield Food Pantry gathered to celebrate another year of serving neighbors in need. Guests enjoyed a continental breakfast while watching a slide show featuring the daily workings of the Pantry, and were advised to check the walls for posters featuring key facts and statistics about food insecurity in general and the Pantry in particular.

Executive Director Maureen Miller thanked those who have contributed to the success of the Pantry, either by volunteering or donating and stressed

“Photos For Food” Charity Auction

May 5th, 2019|

Hunts Photo and Video Announces “Photos For Food” Charity Auction to Support the Wakefield Food Pantry

We are so excited about this event organized by Hunts Photo and Video in Melrose.  For the month of May, Hunts Photo and Video will be auctioning off fun and unique framed images in an effort to raise money for our pantry!

You can view and bid on auction items at:  https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/browse.action?auctionId=341692172

To see all the products, services, events, you can also visit the Hunt’s website: https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/promotions.cfm

Hunts Photo and Video is