Farm to Families Volunteer Info

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we are inspired by the resurgence of small farmers in Middle and West Tennessee. However, many people experiencing poverty have no way of accessing the nutritious food being grown on the 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.

Fresh food for all

Volunteers can participate in the Farm to Families program in a variety of ways: 

  • Tend to crops on farms growing food specifically for donation to Second Harvest
  • Join the Glean Team and harvest produce on farms that are donating leftover produce so it doesn’t go to waste
  • Support community gardens that serve as a food and educational resource for local families


  • Reduce food waste by gleaning commercially unmarketable but still nutritious food
  • Ensure access to nutritious food for all
  • Get a firsthand look at where our food comes from
  • Build your understanding of valuable local food resources
  • Reduce food waste
  • Gain gardening experience

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 click here to view the full job descriptions. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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