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for the Food Pantry!

For more information, or to volunteer your time, Please contact Pantry Coordinators:
Jane McIninch and Christie Ventura at 781-270-6625 or fill out the Volunteer Form and email it to us at burlingtonpantry@gmail.com.

This food pantry services residents of Burlington, Massachusetts, and is funded solely by the non-profit group People Helping People, Inc.

 

We are looking for volunteers for these positions:

Volunteer Drivers for the F.I.S.H. program (Friends in Service to Humanity)  –  (Adults only)
There are some pantry clients who need a ride to and from the Food Pantry on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, between 12-1:30, (and 2nd Wednesday & 4th Tuesday evenings between 5:45 – 7:45pm). If you are interested in helping with this, please call 781-270-1961 to register with the F.I.S.H. Program through the Burlington Youth & Family Services.  If you wish, you can tell the BYFS that you want to drive for the Food Pantry only (though, they could use more driver volunteers for medical appointments too).

Shelving & Organizing / Back-up Shopper (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to organize the pantry shelves.  Also, you would be a back-up shopper if we get cancellations of our Shopping Assistant volunteers.  Wednesdays 11:45-1:45.  Thursdays 11:45-1:45.

Shopping Assistant on Wednesdays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to help during distribution to assist clients as they shop.  Wednesdays 11:45-1:45.

Shopping Assistant on Thursdays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to help during distribution to assist clients as they shop.  Thursdays 11:30-1:30.

Shelving & Prep for distribution on Thursdays *
Thursdays from 10am-12noon, volunteers are needed to restock the shelves, general organizing, and prep the pantry for distribution — getting fruits and veggies from the fridges into baskets on the shelves, etc.   (*MS & HS students must leave by 11:30 – for client privacy)

Carry-out during Distribution on Mondays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to help pantry clients to their vehicles with their groceries.   Mondays 12:00-1:45pm.

Carry-out during Distribution on Thursdays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to help pantry clients to their vehicles with their groceries.   Thursdays 12:00-1:45pm.

Check-out during Distribution on Mondays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to weigh filled shopping carts on the floor scale, and record the weights.
Mondays 12:00-1:45pm.

Check-out during Distribution on Thursdays  (adults only)
Volunteers are needed to weigh filled shopping carts on the floor scale, and record the weights.
Thursdays 12:00-1:45pm.

Saturday Sorting  –  MS & HS students welcome!
If you are not available to volunteer during the week, this is a great opportunity. On the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9-10:30 am volunteers date-check and sort donated food, and also stock the shelves. This is a good job for teens as well as working adults. During the holidays, additional days and times may be added. Attention to detail is very important.  PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL us if you would like to be added to the schedule for a Saturday Sort.  Occasionally, we have too many people, and it gets over-crowded.

For more information, or to volunteer your time, Please contact Pantry Coordinators:
Jane McIninch and Christie Ventura at 781-270-6625 or fill out the Volunteer Form and email it to us at burlingtonpantry@gmail.com.

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 Thank you, to all our volunteers!!  Without our volunteers, the pantry would not function!