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.

Local, sustainable food for all

Harvesting can be a time-consuming task for small farmers. We’ve developed an innovative program that benefits local farmers while increasing access to local, sustainable food to all.

Volunteers help grow and harvest the crop to be distributed at local food pantries and agencies. We provide volunteers with the skills and knowledge about how to raise food as a community.


  • Get a firsthand look at where our food comes from
  • Build your understanding of valuable local food resources
  • Reduce food waste
  • Ensure access to nutritious food for 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 click here to view the full job description and other volunteer opportunities. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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