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4 v 4 Soccer Jamboree – Aug 16 – 18

June 25th, 2019|

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
August 11, 2019

Games start at 9:00 am each day

Fri, Aug 16

High School Boys High School Girls

Sat, Aug 17

Grade 2 Boys (U8) Grade 3-4 Boys (U10) Grade 5-6 Boys (U12) Grade 7-8 Boys (U14) Grade 2 Girls (U8) Grade 3-4 Girls (U10) Grade 5-6 Girls (U12) Grade 7-8

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

Welcome to Our New Website

May 4th, 2019|

Wakefield Food Pantry

We are thrilled to now have an updated website!   A huge Thank You to Merry and Ken Nordeen for sponsoring the development of our new site and John Potter Media for doing the work.

We hope you visit us here often to see all the great things happening to help our neighbors!

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