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EATS MARKET

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. Foods include a variety of fresh produce, meat, dairy and canned and shelf stable food. Please note items will vary each week.

The Market is open for shopping by appointment. Drop-ins are also welcome on Tuesdays and 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.

Current Market Hours:
Mondays 2-4pm (senior hours) & 4:30-7:30pm
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Wednesdays 9am-12pm

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, and appointment slots for Wednesdays open at noon on the preceding Wednesday.

Make your appointment online:

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.

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. 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.

This February, Arlington EATS will be offering free pre-packed bags of groceries with nutritious, easy to prepare, kid-friendly foods available to pick up February 17 and 18 at our new building at 117 Broadway. Vacation lunch bags are available to any family with kids in Arlington schools who could use extra food support over February break. Sign up here by February 10.

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 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)
Resources (Spanish)
Resources (Russian)
Resources (Chinese)

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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