Volunteers are an integral part of The Nashville Food Project! Volunteers grow the food, glean the food, process the food, prepare the food, deliver the food. Whether you want to muddy your hands in our gardens, or meticulously clean them in order to prepare home-cooked meals, The Nashville Food Project depends on volunteers like you to sustain our work. Let’s explore the many ways you can be involved in helping TNFP distribute healthy food in Nashville’s diverse communities.
Calling volunteers! It’s getting cold, and we need help to stock our freezers with meals for Open Table Nashville’s emergency warming shelters. We’re having extra prep times for 6 people on 12/4 and 12/11 1pm-3pm. If you or your group are interested, please sign up here.
|Meal Prep with The Nashville Food Project
Feeling like an iron chef? We are always looking for energetic and creative volunteers to help process donated, gleaned and grown produce for our hot meal program. Volunteers can expect tasks such as washing and chopping vegetables, slicing bread, and making desserts. Bring your imagination and help us turn these ingredients into delicious hot meals for our neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Please register using our partner, Hands On Nashville Sign Up
|Garden Time with The Nashville Food Project
The Nashville Food Project gardens are vibrant growing spaces that supply organic produce for our meal programs. Whether you have never stepped foot in a garden or are an experienced farmer, we welcome and encourage all skill levels to join us in working our gardens. Garden tasks vary with the seasons and may include planting, weeding, composting and harvesting. We love to share all sorts of gardening knowledge while we work. You will have the chance to get your hands (and everything else) dirty, so dress for the occasion. We recommend boots or closed toe shoes and layers if the weather is chilly. Garden projects will occur rain or shine (with the exception of lightning!) so bring a rain jacket and hat. We’ll provide the gloves, but you’re always welcome to bring your own. We can’t wait to welcome you to one of our gardens!