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Let's catch up, we had a busy summer!

Hello all.  We hope you had a lovely summer, and are settling into the back-to-school routine of the fall season.  We had several successful events and updates this summer that we wanted to share with you!
  • We have officially changed our name to Wakefield Food Pantry.  This simplified name represents our core mission.  Along with the name change comes an updated new logo! See above.
  • Our 7th annual 5k fun run with Tonneson + co was held on July 14th! 
  • We acquired a new van to help us transport food! 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.
  • We hosted our first ever Soccer Jamboree fundraiser on August 17-18th!
  • This summer the WFP supplied extra kid friendly, healthy food to 92 households with 146 children.  This food was specially selected to appeal to children and have nutritional value.  During the summer these households with children and grandchildren do not have access to the free or reduced meals provided through our local public schools.  Our Kids First program was developed to fill that need.  
  • The Wakefield High School Marching Band, led by Director of Performing/Visual Arts Tom Bankert — and supported by their friends and family —ran yet another food drive for guests at the Wakefield Food Pantry on Saturday, September 14, collecting 8,544 highly nutritious food items.
See our brand new website!

Upcoming Fall events

After a busy summer, we plan to keep the momentum going for fall! Here's what's in store:
  • Vanity Hair salon is organizing a food drive on 10/19
  • Dance Studio of Wakefield is organizing a food drive on 11/16
  • We are preparing for our annual Holiday Baskets
For more info on how you can volunteer or host a food drive, please click the link below.
 
more info

September is Hunger Action Month.

Every Action Counts!

Hunger Action Month (September) 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 
donating, advocating, or even sharing information on social media. Together, we can end hunger one meal at a time.  More info here.

Make a Donation in honor of Hunger Awareness Month
Want to donate food?
Food donations may be dropped off in our Drop Off Box located on the lower level of the Americal Civic Center at 467 Main Street, Wakefield MA, during open hours.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Most needed items
Thanks for helping us raise money and broaden our impact! The mission of the Wakefield Food Pantry is to provide food and household necessities to Wakefield residents in need.  For every dollar spent, we purchase four dollars’ worth of food.  
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