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 is set up to provide a grocery store experience. Clients are paired with a volunteer to bring them through the pantry and assist them in selecting food, with a certain number of items allowed per category.

Currently, the pantry serves between 120 to 130 Burlington families per month, or around 350 people, according to recent data. While the majority of those served are adults, 35 percent are children and 11 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 providing transportation assistance to clients, since public transportation is limited at the pantry’s location at St. Mark’s Church near the Terrace Hall Avenue and Bedford Street intersection.

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

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:

Monday: 11am – 2pm
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


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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