At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we are inspired by the resurgence of small farmers in Middle & West Tennessee. However, many people in poverty have no way of accessing the nutritious food being grown on farms around them. We’re working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all.
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You can help by volunteering your time. Harvesting can be a time-consuming task for small farmers. We’ve developed an innovative program that will benefit local farmers while increasing access to local, sustainable food to all.

Volunteers will help grow and harvest the crop to be distributed at local food pantries and agencies. As a volunteer, we will provide you with the skills and knowledge of how to raise food as a community.


  • Get a first-hand look at where our food comes from
  • Build your understanding of valuable local food resources
  • Reduce food waste
  • Ensure access to nutritious food to all
  • Provide much needed assistance to small farmers

No prior training or farming experience is required

You can sign up for a Farm to Families shift by clicking on the applicable link below or visit our website here to view the full job description and other volunteer opportunities. If you have any further questions, please email us at



"I’ll never forget having the chance one sunny morning to pick beautiful bell peppers for Second Harvest that otherwise would have been plowed over to make room for other crops. Then, I witnessed those same peppers go home the next day with children in an after-school enrichment program, allowing these kids more access to fresh, healthy vegetables." - anonymous volunteer






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