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!

Big News!

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We are thrilled to announce that as of July 1, Arlington EATS and the Arlington Food Pantry will be merging into one entity to best serve our community and allow for long-term success of both programs.  Read more about this exciting news here!

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.

Our Latest

Events

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1 day ago

Arlington EATS

Success! Week 2 ended with a yummy lunch of chicken, rice and many delicious salads for 82 guests. Thanks to Food For Free, Food Link MA, Arlington Food Pantry, APS Food Service & our amazing team of volunteers! Have a fantastic weekend! 😃🍎 ... See MoreSee Less

Success!  Week 2 ended with a yummy lunch of chicken, rice and many delicious salads for 82 guests. Thanks to Food For Free, Food Link MA, Arlington Food Pantry, APS Food Service & our amazing team of volunteers! Have a fantastic weekend! 😃🍎

4 days ago

Arlington EATS

A fabulous start to week 2 of summer lunches!
Here's a peek into Monday's lunch featuring cheese and veggie pizza from My Brother's Place and an overflowing pop-up pantry!
So happy that our children and their families can enjoy a daily green salad and fruit salad with colorful healthy produce, thanks to Food For Free & Food Link MA!
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A fabulous start to week 2 of summer lunches! 
Heres a peek into Mondays lunch featuring cheese and veggie pizza from My Brothers Place and an overflowing pop-up pantry!
So happy that our children and their families can enjoy a daily green salad and fruit salad with colorful healthy produce, thanks to Food For Free & Food Link MA!

Comment on Facebook

Love seeing these pictures each week. I've been out of town but looking forward to being able to volunteer soon!

You are so welcome! Thank YOU Arlington EATS for helping connect kids and families to food in the summer!

Great Summer Lunches Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!