Helping Burlington, Ma Residents in Need

The pantry is available to any Burlington residents who meet certain financial qualifications to be eligible for assistance. The pantry operates as a drive-thru, where food is largely custom packed while families wait in their car. Each family is asked a list of questions about their food preferences for the week. This list will guide the volunteers as they custom pack the food from what is available at any given time and within family size allocations. We ask that families please arrive with space in their trunk for us to load up the food. Volunteers wear masks and gloves while working. If anyone has been quarantined or lack transportation, please call 781-270-6625 to make special arrangements.

Currently, the pantry serves between 150 to 200 Burlington families per month, or around 550 people, we have seen a 30% increase in request due to COVID-19. While a slight majority of those served is adults, 40 percent are children and 15 percent are seniors.
The pantry has more than 100 volunteers, including people from outside of Burlington. More volunteers are always welcome, especially those with vehicles who can assist with picking up donations and help make deliveries to clients.

For information on how to qualify for food assistance or to volunteer, send email to burlingtonpantry@gmail.com, or call 781-270-6625

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Financial Eligibility Guidelines

July 1 2019-June 30 2020

Food Pantry Volunteer Form

Looking for food assistance?

This food pantry services residents of Burlington, Massachusetts, and is funded solely by the non-profit group People Helping People, Inc.

People Helping People Food Pantry

10 St. Marks Road Burlington, MA 01803 (781)270-6625

Pantry Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-2:00PM


For Registered Pantry Clients:

Distribution days & times:

Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 2pm
Thursday 10am 12pm

*PLEASE arrive no later than 20 minutes before the end of the distribution.

(Closed on federal holidays)


Food Pantry Dropbox Locations:

Unexpired, non-perishable food can be dropped off at donation bins at these Burlington locations:

Market Basket

Shaw’s

Northern Bank

Burlington Public Library

Cambridge Savings Bank

Rockland Trust Bank

Brookline Savings Bank

Fitness Together

Get in Shape for Women

Planet Fitness


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