Our Kids, Our Community

Arlington Public Schools offer free and reduced price lunches that feed more than 500 qualifying students on school days. When school is not in session, family food resources are often stretched. Arlington EATS’ mission is to make sure that our students have healthy, nutritious food over the long summer vacation, February and April vacation and over the weekends.  Arlington EATS helps our students Eat All Through Summer and the school year!

Our Programs

Summer Lunch Program

Free lunches at the Thompson School Cafeteria over the summer. Mondays through Thursdays in July and August.

Community Meal

Community meal and supplemental food provided to families on the 4th Thursday each month. 6:00 p.m. at the Thompson School Cafeteria.

February / April Vacation Lunch

Free lunches provided Tuesday through Friday during February and April vacation at the Thompson School Cafeteria.

Healthy Snacks in Schools

Healthy snacks are available at each of the elementary schools for any student who is hungry during the school day.

Our Impact

8,800+ Meals

provided during the 2015 summer vacation. 4800 meals provided out of the Thompson School and funding for 4000 meals provided to the Boys and Girls Club drop-in program.

34,000+ LBS.

of rescued seasonal produce from Arlington’s Food Link and Cambridge’s Food For Free, distributed to between 40 and 60 local families in the first and second year of our Weekend Food Program.

240+ Meals

served each week during February and April vacations in 2015 and 2016, largely donated by very generous local stores, restaurants and caterers! Additional meals provided through our pop-up pantry!

500+ Snacks

distributed per week at the seven elementary schools, Middle School and Arlington High School. We are working to make sure that no student is too hungry to learn.

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2 days ago

Arlington EATS

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Tamoghna! He chose to commemorate his big day by sponsoring yesterday's vacation lunch. Not only that, he brought cupcakes for our guests and helped us pack snack bags for the coming week. Happy birthday and thank you Tamoghna! ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Tamoghna!  He chose to commemorate his big day by sponsoring yesterdays vacation lunch.  Not only that, he brought cupcakes for our guests and helped us pack  snack bags for the coming week. Happy birthday and thank you Tamoghna!

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Happy B day, Tamoghna. What a lovely way to celebrate B day. I love love love love kids and parents and stuff in Thompson community!!!!I

How awesome! Happy Birthday, Tamoghna! #ThompsonCARES

Happy birthday Tamoghna. That's awesome!

Happy Birthday Tamogs, Well done and Bless!

Happy birthday!!

Happy birthday Tamoghna

Happy birthdayTamoghna! ❤

Happy birthday! Great job!

Happy birthday tamoghna👌

Happy birthday Tamogna🎈🎈🎈

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3 days ago

Arlington EATS

What a magical day of vacation lunches. Tenoch Mexican hit it out of the ballpark with the lunches they donated. If you haven't been to their restaurant in Medford Square, go immediately!

And we are so thankful for AHS sophomore Henry Fox-Jurkowitz who collected hundreds of books in pristine condition to distribute today. Our kids were thrilled and so were we.

The fun continues tomorrow at noon. Hope you'll join us!
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What a magical day of vacation lunches. Tenoch Mexican hit it out of the ballpark with the lunches they donated.  If you havent been to their restaurant in Medford Square, go immediately!  

And we are so thankful for AHS sophomore Henry Fox-Jurkowitz who collected hundreds of books in pristine condition to distribute today.  Our kids were thrilled and so were we.  

The fun continues tomorrow at noon.  Hope youll join us!

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Great job Henry!

Lots of nice people make this town great!