As we navigate through this unprecedented time, the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and Wakefield, MA have come together to help its neighbors by launching Wakefield Cards for the Community – Helping our Neighbors in Need, a gift card giving program for local residents in need.
With the closing of schools and the loss of jobs, many Wakefield residents are struggling to be able to provide food for themselves and their families during this global pandemic, COVID-19.
The Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce along with The Wakefield Food Pantry and the Wakefield School Department have formed a partnership to assist these individuals and families to alleviate some of their stress by not only helping put food on their tables, but also helping to support local food establishments and their staffs during this difficult time as they struggle to stay open.
Wakefield Cards for the Community – Helping our Neighbors in Need enables the community to come together in support by purchasing gift cards from local food establishments.
As of April 30, 2020, over 1250 gift cards to local restaurants have been purchased.
How it works:
When you donate online to Wakefield Cards for the Community, your donation will provide us with the funding to purchase gift cards in increments of $15.
The Board of Directors of the Wakefield Food Pantry and the office of Wakefield School Superintendent Doug Lyons will identify individuals and families in need and will distribute the gift cards.
Other ways to donate:
You may also donate by check (payable to: (Wakefield Cards for the Community) or cash by bringing your donation to The Savings Bank drive up locations in Wakefield at 599 North Avenue (Lakeside branch) or 907 Main Street (Greenwood branch.)
Have a gift card that you would like to donate? You can also drop that at the abovementioned drive up locations.
Thank you for your support!