how we can help.
Food & Clothing • Hygiene Items • Lunch for the Homeless • Supplemental Groceries and More
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
"Without this charity, I don't know how I would have made it through the hard times with my family. Thank you and God bless you. I hope to be able to work again soon." - AC Client
"Arlington Charities has helped my family with food since December. They gave me a birthday cake on my birthday and made my day. May God Almighty bless them abundantly." - AC Client
"You have helped my family during this time more thank words can say." - Ray F.
"Arlington Charities has been a blessing to my family. The staff is very helpful, giving is a must!" - Patricia R.
811 Secretary Drive
Arlington, Texas 76015
All services are provided by appointment. Please call us at 817.275.1511 the day you wish to come in, beginning at 8:30 AM
Monday - Friday: 9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Food & Clothing
Providing food and clothing is our main focus. These services are provided each day to families who meet eligibility requirements. In 2019, 2,268,689 lbs of food were distributed and 18,871 articles of clothing were donated.
Senior Service Days
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Arlington Charities is now delivering food directly to our partner facilities to avoid contact.
On the 2nd Thursday and Friday of every month, Arlington Charities hosts distribution days geared specifically towards the diverse needs of our senior clientele. Low sodium, low sugar, and easy to prepare foods are provided to seniors in an accessible and low stress environment.
Arlington Charities is partnered with Handi-Tran shuttle services to transport seniors with mobility issues to our pantry from select living facilities including the Magnolias Apartments, Johnson Village, Claremont, and Arlington New Beginnings.
Hygiene Items & Household Goods
Hygiene items are given daily (as resources allow) and include diapers, soap, shampoo, and dental products. Household goods include blankets, pillows and kitchenware. Also, clients having a baby are given a generous layette, made up of new and gently used clothing and accessories.
Holiday Food Baskets & Toys
862 families received holiday help in 2019. Clients must apply directly and a small donation is requested to hold their reservation.
Toys are distributed to food and clothing clients as a “last chance” effort.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Arlington Charities will host Mobile Pantries on a regular basis to impact more members of our community. These are open to anyone without the need for an appointment.
Lunch for the Homeless
Three days per week, lunches are provided to homeless individuals in our area. They may also get a change of clothing. In 2019, 5,198 lunches were served.
Email Robin@arlingtoncharities.org if you are interested in donating a lunch.
Satellite Pantry at Tarrant County College
Food insecurity in college students is a pervasive, yet largely ignored problem. At Tarrant County College (TCC) staff and health services heard of kids not eating for over 48 hours or reporting headaches and abdominal pains from lack of food. Arlington Charities sponsors a satellite food pantry at TCC Southeast Campus that provides easy to prepare meals and snack items perfect for the busy life of a college student.
Crisis Assistance & Referral Information
We assist in times of local emergencies (storm damage, fires, etc.) through our programs. We also help our clients and the general public access needed assistance from other agencies.