Donate Food

For the month of July, items that would help the most are:

  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Gluten free items (snacks, mixes, pastas, etc.)
  • Cereal (Cheerios and Chex are popular)
  • Dish soap

In addition, items from the following list are always helpful:

  • Shelf stable soup
  • Soy Sauce
  • Personal care items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Children's diapers (larger sizes are more in demand)
  • Clean, grocery-sized, paper or reusable bags with handles

We also have an Amazon wishlist.

Please do not donate: soda, sports drinks, medications, bed pads, adult incontinence products, expired items, jumbo or single serving sizes.

Arlington EATS typically relies on community donations of food for about 10% of our food supply. Donations also are also our primary source for specialty items such as gluten free foods, peanut butter alternatives and milk alternatives. Thank you!

Donation Drop-Off Hours at Arlington EATS
117 Broadway

Tuesdays from 1-6pm

Donation Drop-Off at Covenant Church
9 Westminster Avenue

Covenant Church in Arlington Heights has a drop-off location for non perishable items for Arlington EATS. Located at 9 Westminster Avenue on the corner of Park Avenue Extension and Lowell Street at the top of the front stairs, this bin is accessible 24/7.

Organize a Neighborhood Food Drive!

Want to make a bigger impact by engaging your community in food drives? Get inspired to do a one-time food drive by checking out this easy guide. Want to keep up the good work all year long? Follow the lead of neighborhood groups, Good Teel and Kelwyn Cares, and organize your neighbors for a monthly food drive!

One Time Food Drive Guide
Monthly Neighborhood Donation Group Guide
Food Drive Poster Color
Food Drive Poster B&W

Food Donation FAQ

Volunteer or Donate

Arlington EATS relies upon people like you to ensure there is food for all Arlington residents.

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117 Broadway
Arlington, MA


117 Broadway
Suite A
Arlington, MA 02474