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UPDATED April 10: Beats for EATS, the annual fundraiser for local nonprofit food-justice organization Arlington EATS, took place March 16 at Town Hall. 

An April 10 email to YourArlington said that the effort raised more than $135,000. On March 16 a $30,000 match from Cambridge Savings Bank was announced, saying that every dollar given that night would be doubled to help reach the group's $60,000 goal. 

The event included a cocktail hour, food and dancing.

As in the past, money raised goes toward programming for Arlington EATS, based at 117 Broadway. Last year's event raised $110,000, a news release said

Organization officials say that the need is real and continuing. Arlington EATS saw a 29 percent increase in the number of people shopping for free at EATS Market in 2022, compared to 2021.

More local families than before now rely on EATS -- but the nonprofit believes that it can meet the community's need because of the generosity of neighbors in Arlington.

Beats for EATS c/o Arlington EATS 
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March 24, 2023: Beats for EATS fund-raiser draws $110,000


This news announcement was published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, based on an email from Arlington EATS. It was updated Feb. 24, after early bird ticketing ended, and most recently April 10.