Buy A Neighbor Lunch or Groceries

Interested in helping those in need?

For as little as $10, you can support Arlington's vulnerable neighbors in need. Your have two ways to make a difference by either buying a neighbor groceries or lunch. Your total donation (less credit card fees) will be spent on grocery gift cards, allowing neighbors to buy their own groceries OR at local restaurants who will deliver the food exactly where it needs to go! 

OPTION 1: Buy A Neighbor Groceries: Serving Neighbors in Need with Grocery Cards

Volunteer Arlington will use your donations to purchase grocery gift cards that will be given to Arlington residents in need. These cards will allow neighbors to purchase their own groceries and cook for themselves.



With special thanks to FMI for the seed money for this program.


Option 2: Buy A Neighbor Lunch: Serving Neighbors in Need with a Restaurant Meal

Volunteer Arlington and the local nonprofits below* are connecting generous citizens and a local restaurant to bring healthy meals to individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to make a meal happen that would not otherwise? Want to let neighbors know that others are thinking of them during this difficult time? If so, please click donate below, and buy a lunch for as many neighbors as you can.

*AHC, Inc, Arlington Permanent Supportive Housing at Arlington Mill, A-SPAN, Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation, Bridges to Independence, CRi, and Doorways.



"Could you please, please tell that restaurant or person who made the decision to share salad that they rocked my tiny world? Not having been out, I haven't had fresh lettuce and veges in a long, long time. Every taste bud, every tooth, my tummy and all of me was so jazzed with that salad! The thoughtfulness of that donation was absolutely spot-on. Blessing." - AHC Resident

"The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in many of our clients facing food insecurity and requiring additional support due to loss of work. The support from the community through the Buy a Neighbor Lunch program has restored so much faith in our clients knowing that their neighbors are thinking of them during this crisis. I encourage those who are looking for ways to give back to consider donating to this amazing initiative. BAJCDC is extremely grateful for Volunteer Arlington, Bonchon, and the community at large for helping to ease the burden one meal at a time." -Shanasia Billinger, Community Services Manager at Bonder and Amanda Johnson CDC

We are grateful to our restaurant partners!  For more information, contact