March 23 2020

Burlington Food Pantry to Remain Open at Regular Hours After Governor’s Order

By: Rich Hosford

People Helping People is reminding residents that the Burlington Food Pantry remains open after Gov. Charlie Baker’s order that all non-essential businesses close. 


Food pantries were on the list of businesses and organizations exempted from the closure. The Burlington Food pantry will continue with its regular hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. 


The pantry will also continue providing the Emergency School Lunch & Breakfast Program for students who receive free or reduced lunch at school. The program includes one weekly pickup of food for five days worth of lunches and breakfast. The food is available for pick up Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon. 


People Helping People encourages any individuals or families who are experiencing financial difficulty during this pandemic to call them for assistance in meeting their need for food. Anyone sick or unable to get out should call them and they will make arrangements. The number is 781-270-6625. 


If you would like to donate food and/or basic necessities to help the efforts, some of the greatest needs are:


- spaghetti sauce

- cereal

- instant oatmeal

- vegetable oil

- condiments: mustard, ketchup, mayo, salad dressing

- 100% juice boxes

- dish soap

- toothpaste

- shampoo

- ready-to-eat chicken soup

- peanut butter

- jelly

- 2lb bags of sugar


Donations can be made at the pantry during the times listed above that it is open. There is also a list of drop-off locations you can find here but it may be prudent to call ahead to ensure they are open to the public.


Monetary donations can be made online at or mailed to People Helping People, Inc., P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803. 


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