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.

Weekend Food Program

Supplemental food provided to families on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. 2:15  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

5,000+ Meals

provided during the 2015 summer vacation. 2450 meals provided out of the Thompson School and funding for 2,900 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.

220+ Meals

served each week during February and April vacations in 2015 and 2016, largely donated by very generous local stores, restaurants and caterers!

700+ 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.

Our Latest

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SAVE THE DATE for our 2nd Annual "Beats for EATS" event: March 11, 2017!

Are you interesting in helping us plan? Don't think you have time but want to find out more? Let us know by filling out this form and we'll get you more info: goo.gl/forms/mwb8GrMAdfc4V2xZ2

It's going to be a great event and one that helps feed kids with every ticket purchase. We can't wait to share it with you!
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SAVE THE DATE for our 2nd Annual Beats for EATS event: March 11, 2017!  

Are you interesting in helping us plan? Dont think you have time but want to find out more?  Let us know by filling out this form and well get you more info:  https://goo.gl/forms/mwb8GrMAdfc4V2xZ2

Its going to be a great event and one that helps feed kids with every ticket purchase.  We cant wait to share it with you!

Arlington EATS shared Creative TK Consulting's event.

We love Workbar Arlington, a place that is always so generous to Arlington EATS. If you haven't seen their space, check it out on Thursday and prepare for the holidays at the same time!
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Wine & Wreath Making Party

Wine & Wreath Making Party

Dec 8, 6:30pm

Workbar Arlington

Our team is a partnering with WorkBar in Arlington to host a fun holiday evening this December! Tibby Gordon, local floral designer. will be teaching attendees how they can make inexpensive decorat...

Wine & Wreath Making Party

#GivingDecember in action! The third grade Stratton Girl Scouts generously collected snacks for those in the Stratton community who need them during the school day and some extra for the Arlington food pantry. And they earned their philanthropy badge in the process. Thank you for supporting your community ladies!

www.arlington-eats.org/giving
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#GivingDecember in action!  The third grade Stratton Girl Scouts generously collected snacks for those in the Stratton community who need them during the school day and some extra for the Arlington food pantry.  And they earned their philanthropy badge in the process.  Thank you for supporting your community ladies!  

www.arlington-eats.org/giving