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

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4 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.

1 week ago

Arlington EATS

What a fabulous week of summer lunches! We had so many wonderful volunteers and guests join us! 🌞😎🍽️

Some highlights include delicious food made daily with love by Ms. Sadia ♥️, ice cream for dessert🍨, books to take home 📚 and the always fun coloring table🖍️!

A fully stocked food pantry all summer long has made possible by Belmont Savings Bank. We appreciate the ongoing donations from Food For Free, Food Link MA & Arlington Food Pantry. There were freshly grown tomatoes from Trinity Baptist Church, Arlington, MA! 🍅

We would love to see you all next week for our final week of summer lunches! Mondays-Thursdays at noon at Thompson School 😀
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Amazing! Thank you for all you do for the town!

2 weeks ago

Arlington EATS

We have great businesses in this town! Jonathan Nyberg of Old New England Properties decided that instead of hosting a broker's lunch when listing new properties, he would donate the money to EATS instead. No wasted food and his donation will help us feed kids at the start of the school year. Check out the beautiful work of Old New England Properties: oldnewenglandproperties.com ... See MoreSee Less

We have great businesses in this town!  Jonathan Nyberg of Old New England Properties decided that instead of hosting a brokers lunch when listing new properties, he would donate the money to EATS instead.  No wasted food and his donation will help us feed kids at the start of the school year.  Check out the beautiful work of Old New England Properties: http://oldnewenglandproperties.com
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