331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community. This is not possible without the help of countless volunteers that work each year who help get food ready to go out to the community.
Second Harvest needs volunteers to help sort donated food for Middle Tennessee families who need a hand! Volunteers sort non-perishable and perishable food into categories for distribution to not-for-profit agencies in Middle Tennessee. Food sorting is done at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Martin Distribution Center in the Nashville warehouse. With your help, we are fighting hunger and feeding hope in our community.
Wear closed-toed shoes (no exceptions) and clothes appropriate for a warehouse (jeans or comfortable clothing). If you can help out with the perishables sort, please bring warm clothes and gloves as you will be working in the cooler. We'll be bending, stooping and possibly lifting up to 35 pounds. (Not required. If you have trouble lifting just let the supervisor know.)
Every member 18 years and older must be pre-registered with Second Harvest before arriving to volunteer. This allows us to have a record for each volunteer, and it also serves as the volunteer waiver for adults. Please click here to fill out the Group Member Form to register and use Nashville Hiking Meetup as the Group Name.
Kids 12 and up allowed, one adult per kid.
Be sure to also note these important policies:
• No bags, purses, or backpacks allowed in the volunteer area. Please leave these items at home, or in a locked vehicle.
• There are several volunteer projects at Second Harvest that include refrigerated sorting. Please bring a sweatshirt in case we ask you to do a "cool" volunteer project!
• Closed-toed shoes are required for safety. No exceptions!
Volunteer parking is at the front part of the lot, closest to the front doors of the building. When you arrive, please sign in at the kiosk and we'll get everyone set with job assignments.