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The Arlington EATS Market is a safe space for anyone in Arlington who needs food. The Market is open for in-person shopping by appointment only. If you are an Arlington resident in need of food, you can get food once each week. Foods include a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy and canned and shelf stable food. Please note items will vary each week.

Sign up For In-Person Shopping:

ON THE INTERNET: Sign up for a time each week you want to come shopping. Appointment slots will open as follows: Monday and Tuesday slots by noon on Tuesday and Wednesday slots by noon on Wednesday.

New Senior Hours!
Starting September 19th we will be adding special Senior Hours on Monday afternoons from 2-4pm. Council on Aging free van rides for seniors will be available between 2 and 3pm (see below to make an appointment for a van rider).

Please save evening hours for working people and families.

We will also open up time for drop in hours if making appointments is a challenge. You can drop in on Tuesday or Wednesday between 11 and 11:45am.

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.

Current Market Hours: Mondays 2-4 & 4:30-7:30, Tuesdays 9-12 and Wednesdays 9-12.
Over 60 and need free transportation? Call the Council on Aging: (781)-316-3403

Things to know!

  • For most foods there are no limits, you may take what you need for the week.
  • No one has to stand in line while inside the Market. Shop anywhere you want in the Market without waiting in line (but give others space so they can feel comfortable).
  • In-person shopping will give you access to more specialty items and let you pick your own foods and produce.
  • 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.

EATS School Based Programs

Snack Program

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

Due to the pandemic, we have scaled back our snack program and are encouraging the use of pre-packaged snacks only. We hope to return to snack packing when it is safer. Many schools are soliciting donations of snacks from their community and, when necessary, they can pick up additional snacks from Arlington EATS.

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. This summer we will provide pre-packed bags of groceries with nutritious, kid-friendly foods for those in need. 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. You can sign-up to participate here. For more information, email or call 339-707-6757 x1003.

Senior Grocery Program

This program is currently on hold, check back in 2022 for new updates.

If you are a senior in need of additional food, please make an appointment to visit the Market or call 339-707-6761.


Arlington EATS Fresh Bucks provides access to fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, and breads through the Arlington Farmers’ Market. Each week, SNAP or P-EBT card holders can come to the Arlington EATS booth at the Farmers’ Market and receive $15 in Fresh Bucks to be used at any vendor (excluding alcohol).

View Fresh Bucks sponsorship opportunities

Other Resources

  • To apply for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), call 781-316-3400, leave a message and a social worker will call you back.
  • Visit Project Bread for additional food programs
  • Visit Mystic Community Market (open to all)
    Located at Walnut Street Center
    291 Mystic Avenue
    Medford, MA 02155

For other resources, see our Community Resource flyer:

Resources (English)
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EATS Market Location and Hours

The Market is open for in-person shopping by appointment only on:

  • Mondays 2-4 (senior hours)
  • Mondays 4:30-7:30
  • Tuesdays 9-12
  • Wednesdays 9-12.

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