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

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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Arlington EATS shared Food Link MA's post.

Food Link MA and their amazing volunteers are the reason that many of our elementary school students have fresh fruit to eat if they aren't able to bring a snack from home. If a grocery store accidentally orders too many oranges, we are thankful that Food Link will deliver them to organizations like ours who will put them to good use!
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Thank you Jane and Sarah for picking up 45 boxes of rescued food at Trader Joe's-Arlington,MA this morning! Michelle and Sarah estimate that +120 pounds of oranges were among this donation!! We are ex...

Food Link MA and their amazing volunteers are the reason that many of our elementary school students have fresh fruit to eat if they arent able to bring a snack from home.  If a grocery store accidentally orders too many oranges, we are thankful that Food Link will deliver them to organizations like ours who will put them to good use!

We are excited to offer our new once-a-month community meals! This will be a sit down meal with tablecloths, flowers and delicious food. With this new program comes a big wish list of items! We are in need of bread baskets, pitchers, serving utensils and tongs, serving bowls and platters, 30+ cup coffee percolator & sturdy bins/baskets for our pop-up pantry. We are looking for items in new or gently used condition. Please drop off any donations at the Thompson School main office (10am-2pm) or Lauren’s porch (169 Franklin Street: yellow house, entrance off driveway) by Friday, January 20th. Please visit arlington-eats.org to learn more about feeding Arlington students when school is not in session and visit givebacktime.org/organizations/307 if you would like to volunteer. Email nicole@arlington-eats.org with any questions or if you have other items to donate. Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to offer our new once-a-month community meals!  This will be a sit down meal with tablecloths, flowers and delicious food.  With this new program comes a big wish list of items! We are in need of bread baskets, pitchers, serving utensils and tongs, serving bowls and platters, 30+ cup coffee percolator & sturdy bins/baskets for our pop-up pantry.  We are looking for items in new or gently used condition.  Please drop off any donations at the Thompson School main office (10am-2pm) or Lauren’s porch (169 Franklin Street: yellow house, entrance off driveway) by Friday, January 20th.  Please visit arlington-eats.org to learn more about feeding Arlington students when school is not in session and visit givebacktime.org/organizations/307 if you would like to volunteer.  Email nicole@arlington-eats.org with any questions or if you have other items to donate.  Thank you for your support!

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Take a look at what the 4th grade Stratton Girl Scout troop (#62573) surprised us with--- A HUGE bag of snacks to help hungry Middle School kids concentrate during the day! Thank you ladies!
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Take a look at what the 4th grade Stratton Girl Scout troop (#62573) surprised us with---  A HUGE bag of snacks to help hungry Middle School kids concentrate during the day!  Thank you ladies!