The Arlington EATS Market is a safe space for anyone in Arlington who needs food. If you are an Arlington resident in need of food, you can get food once each week (defined as Sunday-Saturday). Foods include a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy and canned and shelf stable food. Please note items will vary from week to week.
The Market is open for shopping by appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome on Tuesdays between 11am and 12:15pm and on Wednesdays between 11am and 11:45am. However, priority will be given to those with appointments, so drop-ins may be required to wait a bit as space in the Market is limited.
If this is your first time visiting us, please bring proof of your Arlington address (for example: a lease, driver’s license, Mass. ID, utility bill, etc.) and plan to arrive a few minutes before your appointment time to fill out registration forms before you shop.
Current Market Hours:
Mondays 2-7pm (2-4pm senior hours)
Special hours for seniors are available on Mondays from 2-4 pm. The Council on Aging offers free van rides for Arlington residents over age 60. If you need to book a ride call them at (781)-316-3403.
Please save evening hours for working people and families.
Sign up to Shop:
Appointment slots for Mondays and Tuesdays open at noon on the preceding Tuesday, slots for Wednesdays open at noon on the preceding Wednesday, and slots for Saturdays open at noon on the preceding Saturday.
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Make your appointment by phone:
Call Arlington EATS at (339) 707-6761 and leave a message with your name and phone number, and you will receive a call back on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday afternoons.
Things to know!
- For most foods there are no limits, you may take what you need for the week.
- Although appointment slots are 15 minutes apart, you can take all the time you need to shop.
- Please bring your own shopping bags if possible.
The goal of our snack program is to support schools in keeping healthy snacks on hand so that no child needs to be hungry during the school day. Snacks are available during the school day for students in all the Arlington Public Schools. Ask your teacher or principal where you can get a snack
Vacation and Summer Lunch Program
School vacations often mean less food for families. By offering meals when school is not in session, we strive to decrease food insecurity for families who rely on school meals. Food support is available when school is not in session over the February and April vacation weeks and six weeks in the summer for Arlington students and their families. For more information call 339-707-6757.
ARLINGTON EATS FRESH BUCKS
Arlington EATS Fresh Bucks provides access to fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, and breads through the Arlington Farmers’ Market. Each week, SNAP card holders can come to the Arlington EATS booth at the Farmers’ Market and receive a match up to $15 in Fresh Bucks for any SNAP purchase made at the farmers’ market. Fresh Bucks may be used with most vendors.