Learn More About the Food Pantry
The Wakefield Food Pantry’s new building was completed and opened in January 2013. After almost five years in operation, we have worked out the systems and workflow and have become very efficient at procuring, processing and distributing food. Because of these efficiencies at the July 2017 board meeting, it was decided to open up our pantry to recipients from Milton, NH and Newfield, ME. While Newfield has had limited participation, Milton has become our second largest town served.
We are distributing food to approximately 65-70 families per week from Wakefield, Brookfield, Milton, Newfield and Effingham.
The Food Pantry is currently supporting the following programs:
The building is a huge improvement over our former location. The volunteers are able to distribute food rapidly to 65-70 families per week in the same five hours that we have been operating over the last twelve years.
We now have a service agreement with Laconia Refrigeration to do preventative maintenance twice a year on all of our refrigeration units as well as our boiler.
The Generator Connection still provides our maintenance on our backup generator.