Give Time

Got some time to spare? We have opportunities to match in our gardens, in our kitchens and out in our community! 

 

volunteer as an individual

To sign up, click the images below to view opportunities by type of project, or see all our volunteer opportunities here. 

Consider working in one of our urban gardens! Whether you’re a garden novice or a seasoned pro, we can put your skills and abilities to good use. Depending on the season, garden tasks include planting, weeding, composting or even harvesting.  Age minimum: 16 or 8+ with an adult

Consider working in one of our urban gardens! Whether you’re a garden novice or a seasoned pro, we can put your skills and abilities to good use. Depending on the season, garden tasks include planting, weeding, composting or even harvesting.

Age minimum: 16 or 8+ with an adult

We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to prep food for our meals program. Volunteers weigh and sort donated produce, wash and chop vegetables, assemble healthy snacks, slice bread or bake off desserts.  Age minimum: 16 or 12-14+ with an adult

We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to prep food for our meals program. Volunteers weigh and sort donated produce, wash and chop vegetables, assemble healthy snacks, slice bread or bake off desserts.

Age minimum: 16 or 12-14+ with an adult

Join us on our trucks for a meal delivery and service. Volunteers serve alongside a TNFP staff member or volunteer team leader. We'll meet at our office in the Nations neighborhood to load up the food and travel together to our destination.  Age minimum: 18

Join us on our trucks for a meal delivery and service. Volunteers serve alongside a TNFP staff member or volunteer team leader. We'll meet at our office in the Nations neighborhood to load up the food and travel together to our destination.

Age minimum: 18


Volunteer as a group

It's so amazing to see groups of people coming together to love on our community! With the holidays being such a popular time, we have filled our project opportunities for large groups through the end of the year. We will re-open group inquiries here beginning December 2019. In the meantime, you can view all posted individual volunteer opportunity openings and sign yourself up with a team.

Below are some other incredibly meaningful ways you and your group can support TNFP's mission of working towards community food security this holiday season:

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Buy one, give one! When picking up your family’s holiday turkey, snag one for TNFP! High-quality proteins can always be put to good use in the meals we share with our neighbors! A turkey gifted to us in November can be frozen and incorporated into burrito bowls in February or a pot pie in April. Don’t want to lug a frozen bird? A Kroger gift card will also do the trick.

Host a holiday party and ask each guest to bring an item from our most frequently used pantry staples list. Think virgin olive oil, whole wheat penne, chocolate chips, shelled walnuts or dried cranberries … these are what we are asking Santa for! If you have questions, or to arrange a drop-off or pickup, email davidf@thenashvillefoodproject.org.

Become a recurring donor! For the cost of a coffee a week, you can become a recurring donor to continually invest in TNFP’s programs and mission! Whether it’s $5 or $500, your recurring gift helps us build capacity and meet the needs of our community.