Volunteer as an Individual
There are many opportunities to serve at the Arlington EATS Market. Volunteers are needed to unload the delivery truck, pack food bags, deliver food, and process donations. Lifting items weighing 10-50 pounds may be required. All Market shifts currently take place at Saint John’s Church, 74 Pleasant Street (Office entrance).
Arlington EATS makes snacks available for any student who is hungry during the school day. Snack preparation includes packing school approved snacks. Please contact Natasha at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help or contact the Snack Ambassador at your child’s school. Due to the pandemic, snack preparation opportunities are limited.
Vacation Week and Summer Lunch Programs
School vacations can be stressful for households who count on school meals to keep their kids fed. From serving food on the buffet line to restocking supplies, setting up the beverage center to taking out the trash, we need lots of help to make our February, April and Summer Vacation Lunches run smoothly. Please contact Natasha at email@example.com for information about volunteering for the Vacation Lunch Program. Due to the pandemic this program is currently on hold.
Volunteer as a Group
- Host a food drive at your school or place of work. These are the items we most frequently need.
- Host a socially distant lemonade stand/car wash/crowdfunding campaign. Email us for promotional help with your fundraiser!
- Ask for donations in place of gifts for a birthday party. A great way to do this is by creating a fundraiser on Facebook to benefit Arlington EATS.
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!