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. 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 are adults, 40 percent are children and 15 percent are seniors.
The pantry has more than 200 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, or call 781-270-6625

Office Hours:

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

Financial Eligibility Guidelines

July 1 2019-June 30 2020

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, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

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 PantryDropbox Locations:

10 St. Marks St. Open daily from
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Or make donations via our Venmo account using @Burlington-pantry

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

Market Basket


Northern Bank

Burlington Public Library

Cambridge Savings Bank

Rockland Trust Bank

East Boston Savings Bank

Brookline Savings Bank

Ray’s Barbershop

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