April 4 2018

People Helping People to Collect Donations for Food Pantry at Town Election Polls


Burlington’s flagship charity organization is asking voters heading to the polls on Saturday for Burlington’s 2018 Town Election to also considering helping those in need.

“People Helping People will be on hand at the Town Election on Saturday collecting some much needed items for the Food Pantry,” a notice from the organization states. “Specific needs are as follows; tooth paste, tooth brushes, vegetable oil, baby wipes, diapers size 3, 4, 5 and 6 (many of our families have small children) as well as disposable razors and deodorant. Please consider stopping by the PHP table on Saturday and helping those in need in our community!”


People Helping People is the umbrella organization for the Burlington Food Pantry, the Holiday Program & Wish Tree and the Covenant for Basic Needs. These three non-profit and volunteer-supported organizations are striving to meet the basic necessities of Burlington residents who have been hit hardest by the economic downturn.   

In 2017 the Food Pantry distributed over 176,000 pounds of food to families in Burlington. This was in increase over previous years.  This past December the Wish Tree processed over 2000 gifts for children. PHP also gave the seniors at the food pantry a small gift for the holiday season. In November over 180 families in town were provided the fixings for Thanksgiving dinners.

Burlington’s 2018 Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 7. The polls will be located at the Burlington High School gymnasium and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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