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c/o The Thompson School
Arlington , MA 02474
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Founded in May 2014, Arlington EATS maintains a clear goal: ensuring that the over 500 local students who receive free and reduced price lunch (FRL) when school is in session still have access to healthy meals when school is not in session. We address the need for supplemental food by doing the following:
Serving free lunches during summer & school vacation week
Sending home fresh produce and other staples in our Weekend Food Program
Making snacks available for any student who is hungry during the school day.
We bring together those struggling with food scarcity and those concerned with food justice and give them a welcoming, respectful place to work together to end hunger. We work closely with other area food organizations, including local food rescue groups. In the last year, these groups have provided us with over 34,000 pounds of fresh produce that we, in turn, provided to our families. Arlington EATS is proud of our all-volunteer model, allowing residents of all ages to give of their time and money in a hyper-local way, meaning that the money they give is going to kids living in their own neighborhoods.