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2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
2008 Common Cause Award Recipient
2007 Common Cause Award Recipient
Arlington Food Pantry
All persons attending food distribution must adhere to the new line policy. There will be no saving places in line for friends or family, there will be no saving places in line with carts or other items. Any persons that fail to abide by this requirement will not be permitted to enter the Pantry.


Mission: The Arlington Food Pantry strives to provide food to every Arlington resident in need with a goal to end hunger in Arlington. The Arlington Food Pantry is entirely volunteer run and entirely financially subsidized by the generosity of donors in Arlington.

About the Pantry:
Since its inception in 1990, the Arlington Food Pantry has distributed food to thousands of Arlington families. Food is distributed twice monthly and food donations are accepted weekly. The Food Pantry is totally subsidized by monetary donations and food donations from the generous residents of Arlington.
While the Food Pantry is overseen by the Town’s Health and Human Services Department, the day-to-day operation of the Food Pantry is done by a very special and dedicated group of volunteers who combined have more than 100 years of volunteer experience with the Food Pantry.  These volunteers staff the Food Pantry for the two bi-monthly distributions and for the weekly stocking of shelves.  

To make a donation or to learn how to help with the Food Pantry, click here.

For more information on the Food Pantry and how to receive services, click here.

Food Pantry Facts

Did you know that……..
  • The Food Pantry distributes over 125 jars of peanut butter every month – and we NEVER have enough jelly to go with the peanut butter!
  • Over 600,000 people in the State of Massachusetts (including one out of every five children) go to bed hungry every day  (Statistics from Project Bread)
  • It takes approximately 200 volunteer hours to operate the Food Pantry each month.

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