August 20 2019

PHOTO: Burlington Rotary Collecting Food for People Helping People


One of Burlington’s community service organizations is working to ensure all people in Burlington have enough food on the table.  


The Rotary Club of Burlington took a trip to the Greater Boston Food Bank on August 13 to pick up food for the People Helping People Food Pantry. 


According to People Helping People, 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 and 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 Rotary Club is a community service organization that meets Fridays at the Hilton Garden Inn. Guests are always welcome and their next great speaker will be Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher on September 13th. 


Photo, from left: Rotary President Roger Bell, Rotarian and Past President Lynne Kelly, Jacob Nicole from the Marriott in the District and Rotarian Todd Bettinson.  

If you are interested in learning more about Rotary, contact Janet Fitzgerald at


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