Food Donations Needed for Letter Carriers’ Food Drive May 12, 2012
The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will take place on Saturday, May 12th. On that day, Wakefield residents are asked to leave a bag or box of non-perishable food by their mailbox. Letter carriers will pick up the food on their postal routes and deliver it that afternoon to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry (WIFP). The need for food assistance has been growing due to higher unemployment and a difficult economy. Last year alone, the WIFP provided food for approximately 225 families, and these families visited the pantry a total of 4,182 times for an average of 349 visits per month.
The WIFP also needs volunteers to help with this drive especially on Saturday, May 12th between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. To volunteer, please sign up online at the WIFP website: www.wifoodpantry.org, or email: email@example.com.
While all non-perishable foods are welcome, donations of the following items would be most beneficial:
Canned tuna, salmon, sardines, chicken, ham
Canned chili, beef stew, baked beans
Fruit & Vegetable Group
Canned fruit (in its own juice)
Canned vegetables, especially corn and green beans
Pasta & Cereal Group
All kinds of pasta.
A variety of cereals.
Milk Group & Miscellaneous Needs
Shelf Stable milk
Jelly and jams
Reusable shopping bags
Please note that the Pantry cannot accept any food items that are opened or past their expiration dates or canned goods with dents and rust.