Building a home for Arlington EATS

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Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge

Our Vision

In the fall of 2021, Arlington EATS will move into a newly constructed space at 117 Broadway. For the first time in our thirty-year history, all of our operations will be under one roof, dramatically increasing efficiency. We must raise $1.25 million to realize this vision.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, EATS served more than 1,800 Arlington residents who were facing food insecurity. Our community’s needs have never been greater. Our new home will support our food security work immediately and will give us room to grow — making Arlington a community where no child, family, or senior goes hungry.

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Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge

Project Features:

2,700 square feet of space

Within walking distance of seven low-income census tracts

A van for home delivery services

2,700 Arlington residents will be served annually

Built for ADA compliance

An environment that creates a dignified shopping experience

A 50% increase in pounds of food distributed weekly

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This project improves

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Access to food

EATS will expand Market hours — from three hours a week to at least twelve hours a week. Our school snack program will have centralized operations to more efficiently serve children. A van will allow for continued home deliveries. More neighbors will be able to count on EATS for nutritious food.

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Flexibility and connection

The building is designed to be flexible. The large multipurpose room will serve as a classroom for volunteer education, a waiting room for the Market, and an event space. It can be easily adapted to stage emergency responses.

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Storage and food quality

EATS has access to an array of fresh produce, dairy, and protein — but lacks the capacity to store it. We will more than double our refrigerator and freezer capacity and double our storage space for nonperishable goods.

For questions about the EATS Capital Campaign or how to support us, contact Andi Doane, Executive Director at adoane@arlingtoneats.org or 339-707-6757, ext. 1001.

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Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge

Donate to the Capital Campaign

Our goal is to engage the community in eliminating food insecurity and hunger in Arlington. We know it’s possible with neighbors like you. We’ve come a long way together, growing to serve more guests each year, and educating our community about the root causes of food insecurity. Building a home for Arlington EATS puts this goal within reach!

Help us reach our goal

$760,240 raised of $1.25 million

You can help Arlington EATS build a future where everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food with a gift of one of the giving levels below. These gifts can be one-time, or pledged and fulfilled over multiple months/years. Please contact Andi Doane at adoane@arlingtoneats.org or 339-707-6757, ext. 1001 to learn more about naming opportunities.

Show your support with a gift that will be featured on our Wall of Supporters. Please write the name of the honoree you would like printed on the Wall of Supporters in the box below.

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Total Raised

$760,240

Our Supporters

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Thanks for the great work Arlington Eats! We are looking forward to seeing amazing community services continue to blossom in a new space for many years to come.

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Thank you to Jane and the Arlington Eats teams for all you do for the Arlington community. It’s been a pleasure to have the opportunity to volunteer in the food pantry this summer. Good luck with the upgraded facility!

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Andrea Gingrande$1,000

No child or family should go hungry in Arlington. Your devotion to families with food insecurity makes a tremendous difference to the entire local community! Whether it is supporting people in constant need or periodic need, they will always have a place to go where they will be served with respect and understanding. Thanks to all of you and may your goal be realized soon during this most unprecedented time of hardship. Please stay healthy and safe! Best, Andrea Gingrande, Director Bright Start Afterschool, Inc.

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Robert Tosi Jr.$1000

So pleased to see this facility built that will help feed our needy residents for many decades.

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