May 8 2018

PHP Needs Volunteers to Sort Food Donations this Saturday

By: BNEWS

Burlington’s premier charity organization is looking for a group of volunteers to help with one of the year’s big food drives.

On Saturday, May 12 the US Post Office is conducting its annual food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, where it collects donations left by residents and businesses to help those in need.   

All food collected will be given to the People Helping People Burlington Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed at St. Margaret’s Religious Education Building on Saturday, May 12th from 1-6 p.m. to sort and date-check donated food.

Volunteer hours can be used towards community service hours for teenagers. If you are interested in helping and making a difference in your community – Contact Judy Walsh at judyw621@gmail.com or (617)-797-6786.  

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.

For more information about People Helping People see www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org.

 

Learn more about the Stamp Out Hunger food drive here.

 

 
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