Arlington EATS is again accepting food donations from the community, and it raised $30,846 on its first Thursday.
The nonprofit exceeded its goal of $20,000 to address the 60-percent increase in the number of families accessing its services.
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Continuing 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 14, contactless donations can be made at St. John’s Church, 74 Pleasant St., at the donation table near the office door on Lombard Road.
When making donations, please wear a mask and maintain a distance of at least six feet from other donors at all times. Please drop items only during these Thursday donation hours, when the table is out.
The following items are requested:
Canned green beans
Macaroni & Cheese
Canned or Dried beans
Shelf Stable Soy Milk or Almond Milk
Brown Paper Bags
Arlington EATS typically relies on community donations of food for about 30 percent of the food supply. The group shifted its operations considerably in response to Covid-19 and temporarily stopped accepting food donations. In consultation with Arlington’s Board of Health, the group has developed guidelines that allow it to safely reopen to food donations.
EATS is serving 60-percent more Arlington residents than we served before the public-health crisis began. It is committed to ensuring that the most vulnerable neighbors have access to nutritious and sufficient food while uncertainty around Covid-19 continues.
Community donations are an important supplement to the food the group buys from the Greater Boston Food Bank. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please call the Arlington Food Hotline at (781) 316-3400 or sign-up at www.arlingtoneats.org/requestfood/.
This news announcement was published Tuesday, May 5, 2020.