Food Pantry Newsletter
Wakefield Food Pantry NEW LOCATION –
1500 Wakefield Road (Route 153)
Next to the Town Garage
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 426, Wakefield, NH 03872
For more information: please call 522-3094
Open for Distribution Wednesdays, 10-1 and 5-7 pm
"New Home - New Hope" is the theme at the brand new Wakefield Food Pantry. Located adjacent to the town's public works yard at 1500 Wakefield Road, the new 2,000-square foot pantry was made possible through grants, matching funds and donations - including more than $80,000 worth of
in-kind donations of labor, supplies and discounts . This is truly a community wide effort!
Per Board Treasurer, Howie Knight: "This is a good building made even better by the volunteers and professionals who gave their time and talent, not to mention all the cash donations that have been designated for our building fund."
The building is staffed each Tuesday from approximately 8:30-10 a.m. with volunteers stocking shelves and processing produce for the Wednesday afternoon and evening sessions. Donations of food or cash may be brought to the pantry during those hours. The Pantry plans to install a donation box outside the building so that anyone donating nonperishables may drop off food, even when the pantry is not open.
The new pantry features a roomy and bright waiting area with a small section dedicated to children's books. New and good condition used children’s books are always welcome.
The food distribution area adjoins the food warehouse, where the food is picked for each client while moving along a long counter. This layout will allow for a much more efficient selection process and will reduce waiting time for recipients. The Pantry serves approximately 60 families a week, a 35% increase over last year largely due to the current economic times.
The Wakefield Food Pantry is a 501 ( c) (3) charitable organization and as such, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donations are gratefully received and acknowledged.
Food needs are: