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We Did It: 75,000 Meals!

January 23rd, 2020|

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 of our partner, the Greater Boston Food Bank, to stock our pantry.

Organizing many food drives across Wakefield.

Funding to secure our

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Holiday Campaign

November 9th, 2019|

The holiday season is here!  It’s busy and filled with great joy and an abundance of food for most of our community.  But, for some, that’s not the case. Last year, the Wakefield Food Pantry (WFP) distributed enough food for 50,000 meals just during November and December to our neighbors in need.  This year, with the community’s help, we hope to provide enough food for 75,000 meals! 

Through a partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, WFP

IT Volunteers Needed

September 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.

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

September 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

September is Hunger Action Month

September 18th, 2019|

Every Action Counts!

Hunger Action Month  is a nationwide awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Did you know that 1 in 11 people in MA struggling with hunger?

You can make a difference every day by taking actions like volunteering, donating, advocating, or even sharing information on social media. Together, we can end hunger one meal at a time.

Please donate to our Wakefield Food Pantry,

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