Volunteers help make Tarrant Area Food Bank’s vision of communities where no one has to go hungry within reach. There are many opportunities for you to join us in the fight against hunger. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group. We also provide opportunities for court-ordered/lawyer-referred volunteers to complete community service hours in our Quality Control center (orientation required).

View available volunteer opportunities below and click on the register button for each opportunity to see a list of upcoming volunteer shifts and/or orientation dates.

If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@tafb.org.

Defeat hunger with the right ingredients. Cooking Matters® teaches people how to eat healthy on a tight budget. During the six-week program, you’ll have an opportunity to see healthy habits form and lives change. You’re also sure to pick up some tips to use in your own life. You can volunteer as a culinary or nutrition instructor, course manager or assistant, Spanish interpreter or store tour assistant. The first step to get involved is to attend an upcoming Cooking Matters training.

Ongoing Opportunities
Onsite Food Packaging (includes Quality Control)

Want to be part of providing the more than 2 million meals that TAFB distributes each month in 13 counties? Sort, inspect and pack nutritious food for hungry children, families and seniors. Multiple 3-hour shifts are available. This opportunity is open to individuals and groups (see age policy).

This category includes:

  Quality Control
  Court-Ordered/Lawyer-Referred Orientation
  Children’s Feeding Programs
  Garden on the Go

Offsite Food Distribution

Help children and families get the nutritious food they need to thrive. Volunteer with one of our children’s feeding programs or assist families in selecting fresh fruits and vegetables in a farmers market setting. Multiple locations and days are available.

This category includes:

  Meals for Minds
  Farmers Market Nutrition Program (seasonal)
  Summer Meals (seasonal)

Community Garden

Plant seeds. Grow change. TAFB’s Community Garden program provides hands-on education on growing fresh produce at home or in neighborhood gardens. Volunteers plant and harvest produce, help with garden maintenance and work on other special projects. By participating, you’re sure to learn something new along the way.

This category includes:

 TAFB Learning Garden located on the west side of Fort Worth
 TAFB’s Kindred Spirits Kitchen Garden located on the grounds of TAFB

Community Kitchen Production

Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? As a Community Kitchen production volunteer, you will work alongside culinary school students to assemble prepared meals for distribution to TAFB Partner Agencies. Must be 18 years or older.

Hunger-Relief Kits

Help ensure that people experiencing homelessness in our community receive nutritious and easy-to-access food. Assemble Hunger-Relief Kits that Tarrant Area Food Bank will distribute to those in need in our 13-county service area. Kits may be assembled offsite or at TAFB. Take a look at our list of suggested nonperishable food items and invite your friends and family to help you put the kits together.

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