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

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A kindhearted fifth grader recently had a yard sale and he collected donations for EATS. We love that kiddos in our community are passionate about making sure all of their neighbors have enough food to eat.

For some other fun ways for both children and adults to get involved, please visit arlington-eats.org/volunteer2
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A kindhearted fifth grader recently had a yard sale and he collected donations for EATS.  We love that kiddos in our community are passionate about making sure all of their neighbors have enough food to eat.

For some other fun ways for both children and adults to get involved, please visit arlington-eats.org/volunteer2

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Cutting down on food waste AND helping the community? Yes, please.

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We love the new look!Thank you to painters Naomi Alperin, Olivia Bonardi, Maggie Crimmins, Carolyn Days, Meredith Days, Will Days, Kayla Dunning, Ben Fach, Sara Galantowicz, Sorrel Galantowicz, Julia Miller, Lauren Murphy, and Alyssa Paolillo for helping to make the Arlington Food Pantry welcoming to all! ... See MoreSee Less

We love the new look!

 

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Looks so nice