Monday, May 6, 2013
Summer Milsky, 8, Luke Greif, 6, and Noah Greif, 10, set out to raise $1,000 for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry and the One Fund. They beat that goal handily.
Last week, this website noted that three young Wakefield residents - Summer Milsky, Luke Greif and Noah Greif - were setting up their "Lemon-Aid 3" lemonade stand Saturday on the Wakefield Common with an eye on raising $1,000 for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry and for the One Fund. According to parent Rich Greif, an Interfaith Food Pantry board member, the three ended up raising $1,300 instead - on top of the $600 they raised last year for the food pantry. Rep. Paul Brodeur, Selectman Tiz Doto and School Committee members Greg Liakos and Kate Morgan were among those who reportedly came to show their support. The stand was part of "Lemonade Day," which teaches entrepreneurial skills to children by encouraging them to set up a lemonade…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Summer Milsky, Luke Greif and Noah Greif will have a lemonade stand on Wakefield's lower common Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They hope to raise $1,000 for the Interfaith Food Pantry and the One Fund Boston.
Several Wakefield youngsters will mark National Lemonade Day Saturday with a stand on the Lower Common that they're calling Lemon-Aid 3. Parent Rich Greif reports that Summer Milsky, 8, Luke Greif, 6, and Noah Greif, 10, will have their lemonade stand running from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last year, the kids reportedly raised $600 for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. This year, their goal is $1,000 - with all proceeds benefiting the food pantry as well as the One Fund, established for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. There's also a Facebook page set up for Saturday's lemonade stand. Check it out at this link. The kids also have a Youtube video posted, which is embedded above with this story.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Video made with the support of Wakefield Cable Access TV features founders of the food pantry as well as accounts from town residents who have benefited from it over the years.
A new video from the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry helps commemorate the organization's 30 years of service to the community. The 22-minute video is currently posted on Youtube and will also appear on Wakefield Cable Access TV. Appearing at Monday night's Wakefield selectman's meeting, two of the organization's leaders, Maureen Miller and Susan Bernard, provided a short rundown of the important role the food pantry plays in Wakefield. The two have also been speaking to local organizations and schools about the food pantry's work. Last year alone, 464 Wakefield families received assistance from the food pantry, amounting to about 13,000 total bags of food distributed - or about 180,000 pounds. About 18% of the food pantry's clients are …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Kim and Reggie Harris perform at Temple Emmanuel on Saturday, March 16th.
Temple Emmanuel and the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Wakefield have joined together to present Kim and Reggie Harris to the area residents on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00 pm. Kim and Reggie are a mini music festival of diversity as they combine great repertoire with wonderful harmonies, smart guitar arrangements, and sparkling wit! They create an atmosphere that makes audiences relax, sing, and celebrate. Kim and Reggie Harris, along with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, bring the music of both traditions together for a stirring evening of Let My People Go: A Jewish and African American Celebration of Freedom. The African American People and the Jewish People have always drawn on the sacred story of Passover to keep moving forward against the…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
In a fundraiser for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, puppeteer Brad Shur has a 2 p.m. show today at the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown Wakefield.
This Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church downtown (326 Main Street), Puppeteer Brad Shur performs with his puppet "Magic Soup" in a fundraiser for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. Tickets are $10 - or $25 for three. Call 781-246-2836 for more information.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Neighboring food pantries share how you can serve -- or be served -- this holiday season.
The Blessing Room, Calvary Christian Church, 47 Grove St., Lynnfield: The Blessing Room currently serves about 50 people in need with non-perishables, diapers as well as gently used and new clothing. Many recipients are unemployed, disabled, elderly, or unable to work. To donate, write a check to Calvary Christian Church c/o the Blessing Room; drop off food in the drop-off baskets; organizations, such as Mission of Deeds, can help out, or if a ministry interview has already been completed with Executive Pastor Jamie E. Booth, of Peabody, become a volunteer. Clothes must be in good condition, and food can't be expired. According to Associate Pastor Charles Rukwaro, overseer of the ministry, of Peabody, last year, the church gave out 100 …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
More families than ever are depending on the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, for the fifth year in a row.
Need in Wakefield has increased by 20 percent this year, but that's actually not a surprise, said Maureen Miller, director of operations at the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. That's because the amount of families who need help putting food on the table has increased by 20 percent or more every year since 2007. "We had a large increase for the first time in 2007, then two years in 2008 and 2009 where need increased by 30 percent each year," Miller said. "We keep thinking it's going to flatten out, but it's grown by 20 percent every year for the last several years." Statewide trend According to the latest report by Project Bread, the state’s largest anti-hunger organization, 10.8 percent of all Massachusetts families - about 700,000 …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Mary Lally, 90, has made giving back to the community her entire life's work, first as an Army nurse, then a high school nurse, then a volunteer.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Lifelong Wakefield resident Mary Lally, who turned 90 this year, has spent each one of her Tuesday mornings the exact same way for the last eight years. Every Tuesday she wakes up, gets dressed, gets moving, and gets herself to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry, where she volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Nowadays it takes me a little longer to get moving and get the fingers working, but I still really look forward to it," Lally said, adding that as a retiree, it's great for her to have somewhere to be at a specific time each week, to feel as if others are depending on her to be there. "Even if I am a little late sometimes, I eventually come bopping down the corridor, and they say, 'Oh, she’s here,'" she said with a laugh. An …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Internet can be a scary place. Let Wakefield Patch guide you to the best Facebook and Twitter Pages to follow.
Are you on Facebook or Twitter? So are a lot of restaurants, stores, non-profits, and even government entities. You can now not only connect in real life, but also connect in the online world, too. However, sometimes finding the right sites to follow isn't as easy as 1, 2, Google it. Each week, we'll feature five Facebook or Twitter Pages to which you can connect with just a few clicks of the mouse. So without further ado, here are five pages to "like:" 1. Wakefield Police Department - The Wakefield Police Department recently launched a Facebook page, where they post everything from photos of Leo, the K-9 unit, and his latest drug bust, to information about what's going on at the station. "Like" their page to get a bit more connected to …