The nonprofit organization that operates the Burlington Community Food Pantry is appealing to residents and businesses to help keep its shelves stocked this summer. People Helping People notes that food and financial donations tend to drop during the summer months when people are busy with other activities, making it difficult to keep pace with the need. Established in 1981, the food pantry is open twice a month, providing nonperishable staples as well as meat, eggs, cheese, and produce for free to income-eligible households from its building at 10 St. Mark’s Road. On average, the pantry distributes 10,000 pounds of food a month. The pantry’s supplies are provided by private donations of food and money, and monthly allotments from the Greater Boston Food Bank; organizers buy $2,000 to $3,000 worth of items each month from local supermarkets to supplement its stock of items. For more information, go to www.peoplehelpingpeopleinc.org or contact Janet Fitzgerald, People Helping People’s president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.