Food Teams

Food Teams

Residents of Arlington Life Shelter enjoy three meals a day, 365 days a year. During the week, they have a continental-style breakfast including cereal, fruit, and baked items.  On the weekends, they are provided a hot breakfast.  Each day when they leave, they take a sack lunch with them, and every night, dinner is here for them when they return.

Each and every one of these meals is provided by food teams from local organizations -- mostly faith-based groups, but a few corporate and civic groups as well.

Food teams commit to a regular schedule, serving on specified days of even or odd months (for example, serving dinner on the first Tuesday of odd months, or providing sack lunches the second Friday of even months.)  Some food teams supply multiple meals per month. Some provide meals in both even and odd months. It varies from group to group.

Some important things to keep in mind:


  • Food teams serving at the shelter need to be made up of people over the age of 18.  This is to protect the privacy of our youngest residents who can sometimes find themselves in difficult situations if they run into other children they know.
  • Food teams providing lunches assemble all lunches off-site and deliver ready-to-distribute lunches to the shelter the evening before they will be given out. For teams with young members, this is a great option because there is no age requirement to serve in this way.
  • Food teams provide the meal for approximately 80 people, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Food teams serving at the shelter generally need 5 or more people to set up, serve, and clean up. Certainly more are welcome, but it is a good idea to have a minimum of 5 people on site.
  • Food team volunteers are allowed to take photographs of each other serving but are not allowed to take photographs of or with residents. This is to protect the privacy and dignity of our residents.

Simple Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

  • Complete and download the volunteer application and return it to the shelter for processing via Email, Fax (817) 548-1609, or mailing/dropping by the address listed on application.
  • A background check will be conducted on all potential volunteers.
  • Once you are approved to volunteer you will be contacted via email about upcoming volunteer opportunities as they arise.

We are blessed to have the following groups currently providing food teams:

Abundant Life Church of God in Christ
Advent Lutheran Church
All Saints Lutheran Church
Arlington Seventh Day Adventist Church
Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does #166
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
Church on Rush Creek
Congregation Beth Shalom
Epworth United Methodist Church
Fellowship Family Church
Fielder Road Baptist Church
First Christian Church of Arlington
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
First United Methodist Church of Arlington
First United Methodist Church of Euless
First United Methodist Church of Keller
Grace Community Church
Grace Covenant Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Grace United Methodist Church
Graceway Church
Hebron Community
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
L-3 Communications
MKP & Associates
Most Blessed Sacrament Church
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Muslim Community Center
New World United Methodist Church
North Davis Church of Christ
Pantego Bible Church
Rush Creek Christian Church
SAI of Arlington
Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church
St. Albans Anglican Church
St. Barnabas United Methodist Church
St. John the Apostle Episcopal Church
St. Joseph's Catholic Community
St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
St. Michael's Catholic Church
St. Peter & St. Paul Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's United  Mthodist Church
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
Tate Springs Baptist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church
Unity Christian Fellowship
Westminster Presbyterian Church

We could NEVER do what we do without the generous support of these organizations! THANK YOU!



Mission & Services

To promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs, and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.


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Due to our renovation and expansion we are unable to take any in-kind donations until the shelter reopens in June. Please consider sharing your items with Mission Arlington or another agency whose mission you support. We are so thankful for your support and apologize for any inconvenience.


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325 W. Division St., Arlington, Texas 76011
(817) 548-9885

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