Our Kids, Our Community

Arlington Public Schools offer free and reduced price lunches that feed more than 650 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, 12pm, in July and August.

Community Meal

Community meal and supplemental food provided to families on the 2nd 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 in all Arlington Public 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.

300+ Meals

served each week during February and April vacations, 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.

Our Latest

Events

Facebook

11 hours ago

Arlington EATS

*Summer Lunch Thank You* 🍽️😀

Thanks to Belmont Savings Bank for funding our Pop Up Pantry this summer! Here's just some of the items we were able to send kids and their families home with this week thanks to Belmont Savings Bank. www.belmontsavings.com
... See MoreSee Less

*Summer Lunch Thank You* 🍽️😀

Thanks to Belmont Savings Bank for funding our Pop Up Pantry this summer!  Heres just some of the items we were able to send kids and their families home with this week thanks to Belmont Savings Bank. www.belmontsavings.com

1 day ago

Arlington EATS

*Summer Lunch Thank You* 🍽🎉

Something Savory generously provided a colorful, nutritious and delicious lunch this past week! Jodi Auerbach & Chef Johnny have been with us from the start. We hope you will consider having them cater your next event! Your guests will definitely be going back for seconds. 🍽
... See MoreSee Less

*Summer Lunch Thank You*  🍽🎉

Something Savory generously provided a colorful, nutritious and delicious lunch this past week! Jodi Auerbach & Chef Johnny have been with us from the start.  We hope you will consider having them cater your next event!  Your guests will definitely be going back for seconds. 🍽Image attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank You For A Great Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luv And Kisses!

I will second that!

Thank you; it is always our pleasure and our honor. We love, love, love Arlington EATS!!

Thank you

That looks great!

+ View previous comments

5 days ago

Arlington EATS

Thank you to Allison and Andrea, from Red Door DesignWorks, for coming down to volunteer for today's lunch. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Allison and Andrea, from Red Door DesignWorks, for coming down to volunteer for todays lunch.
Load more