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



19 hours ago

Everything must go! EXTRA food! This is the final week at our Market's Broadway location, and we'll ... See more

1 week ago

Happy Monday! Important news from Arlington EATS:

Our Market Is (Temporarily) Moving!
On June 1, ... See more

1 week ago
US Postal Service

The 2019 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming up this Saturday, May 11, 2019! The Arlington Eats ... See more

Stamp Out Hunger is coming up on May 11. Learn more about how to give back: ... See more

1 month ago
Walk for Hunger

In honor of One Boston Day, the registration fee for Project Bread’s Walk for hunger is waived ... See more

Always on the 1st Sunday in May on Boston Common, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger is the ... See more

1 month ago

April 7-13, 2019 is National Volunteer Week. During this week and always we are incredibly grateful ... See more

1 month ago
Arlington EATS and Arlington Food Pantry merge to tackle local hunger

Our big announcement!!

In July 2017, we successfully merged with Arlington EATS Today we are ... See more

Since 1991, the Arlington Food Pantry has been providing food and goods to residents in need of ... See more

2 months ago
beats for EATS 2019

Want to attend an amazing party while also doing good? Of course you do! Volunteer at Beats for ... See more

Help us host the 4th Annual beats for EATS event on March 23, 2019 at Arlington Town Hall! We ... See more

2 months ago

Thank you to everyone who donated to Stop & Shop's Food for Friends Campaign over the holidays. The ... See more

2 months ago
Arlington EATS -- Tickets

This is the final week to get your Beats for EATS tickets before the price increase March 4th! ... See more

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