People Helping People


Non-Profit Organization

About Us

People Helping People is a non-profit, predominantly volunteer support program.

Our mission is to establish and sustain a community-wide effort to provide assistance to residents of the town of Burlington, Massachusetts who have a need for food, medicine, heat or utilities and to provide for holiday food baskets and gifts for children. PHP is the umbrella organization overseeing the Burlington Community Food Pantry, The Burlington Covenant for Basic Needs and the Holiday Program.

As a community, we strive to address the needs of those who find themselves in difficult financial circumstances by providing them with basic needs and more importantly compassion, understanding, and support.


Volunteers at the PHP Lunch Program for Kids
Herb Chambers, Breakfast Rotary Club and UDT Seal Association going into the Greater Boston Food Bank to pick up an order
Metrowest Credit Union delivering Thanksgiving Baskets
Donation drop off at the pantry
Sorting the annual Letter Carrier's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive
Volunteers at the pantry
Truck Day
Coordinators Cheryl Barnes and Jane McIninch
Annual Capital Grille Raffle
PHP Wish Tree at the Burlington Mall
The annual PHP Wish Tree at the Burlington Mall
PHP Food Pantry
PHP Victory Garden
Volunteers in the PHP Victory Garden
The Annual Pumpkin Patch set up by St. Marks Episcopal CHurch
Volunteers unloading pumpkins for the Annual Pumpkin Patch


Food Pantry Volunteers
Category: Volunteer
The Burlington Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers! You are welcome to sign up for a single shift, but we encourage a regular commitment. You can see a full list of opportunites here. For more information or to sign up, please contact Pantry Coordinators: Julie Lewis and Jim Sheridan at 781-270-6625, or by email
Phone:(781) 270-6625


People Helping People’s 3rd Annual Open House
People Helping People’s 3rd Annual Open House

Rep/Contact Info

Abby Hurd
Pantry Assistant
Julie Lewis
Pantry Manager
Jane McIninch
Board Member
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Jim Sheridan
Food Pantry Director
Judy Walsh
PHP Board President
Kim Walsh
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