Children's Christmas Party- Each year, AUM invites 70-80 children to participate in our Children’s Christmas Party.  Children are from the families that AUM has financially assisted within the year. Volunteers and staff keep the children busy by providing snacks, leading them in craft activities, and taking their pictures with Santa.  Each year, 40 families take home a new bicycle, generously donated by Lamplighter Sunday School Class, First UMC. While the children are kept busy, parents quietly sneak downstairs to receive their children’s toys for Christmas morning.


Mobile Food Pantry- AUM partners with the Tarrant Area Food Bank to distribute fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, bread, and meat to low income families in Arlington, Texas.  On the first Wednesday of each month, a family receives forty pounds of food free to the client.  AUM  helps six hundred families each month not go hungry.

1st Wednesday of Each Month

8:45am - until food runs out

2201 East Park Row

Parking lot of Wesley United Methodist Church

Must have a picture ID to receive food.

*Bring bags to carry your food*

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact:elizabeth.brown@arlurbmin.org

Emergency Food Pantry- Day in and day out, AUM offers a limited pantry of our clients needing food, personal hygiene items, and things like diapers, detergent, shoes, socks and blankets.  We provide 1-2 days of food for each family, as well as sack lunches for the homeless.


Housing expenses are crippling low income family budgets. Once a family is evicted or disconnected, the fees for utility reconnection or the deposit for another rental house/apartment can be insurmountable.

Emergency Financial Assistance to Arlington residents in crisis

AUM assists clients experiencing a short-term crisis, a situation that came about unexpectedly. The crisis created an immediate need and was not caused by the unreasonable conduct of the individual or unemployment longer than six months. Our assistance is not a wage replacement or an entitlement program, but short-term emergency support for a crisis.


To receive assistance:   

♦ Client must live in Arlington

♦ Bring a picture ID

♦ Client's name must be on the utility bill or lease

♦ Provide proof of all income in household.

   Such as, paystubs for last 30 days for anyone in household over age 18,

   Section 8 Housing letter, Food Stamps (SNAP) letter, and free school lunch letter.


To receive an appointment, a completed application must first be returned to the AUM office for review. Client will be contacted to schedule an appointment.


With your help, more families will avoid home eviction. More children will retain an important stabilizing influence in their life, their neighborhood and school. More senior and disabled citizens on fixed incomes will receive the financial assistance they desperately need.

AUM clients are the unemployed, working at low paying hourly jobs, disabled, elderly, sick, and homeless.  Some AUM clients were once employed with good paying jobs, but now find themselves out of work and unable to pay their bills.

our programs

Breaking the cycle of poverty, one family at a time!


AUM is building better futures

Since the Mobile Food Pantry inception, AUM has distributed 100,020,304 pounds of food to over 25,000 households and over 95,000 individuals.