Volunteer

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.

The farmers bring it, you distribute it to families facing hunger. Volunteer with our Farmers Market Nutrition Program and help us provide fresh food to families eligible for WIC benefits. Volunteers set up the market and help families choose from a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. The first step to get involved is to sign up for one of our upcoming trainings.

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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 shifts are available. This opportunity is open to individuals and groups (see age policy).

This category includes:

  Quality Control
  Court-Ordered/Lawyer-Referred Orientation

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Cooking Matters

Share your talent in the kitchen and your passion for healthy food. Spice up your resume as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course manager, course assistant, interpreter, or tour leader for Cooking Matters®. The first step to get involved is to attend an upcoming Cooking Matters training. Background check required.

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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
 Kitchen Garden Cooking School in TAFB’s Demonstration Kitchen

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Offsite Food Distribution

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

This category includes:

  Mobile Pantries
  Farmers Market Nutrition Program (seasonal)

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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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Community Kitchen Production

Community Kitchen production volunteers work side by side with culinary students to assemble ready-to-go meals that are distributed to people facing hunger. The kitchen is taking a break for a few months and this opportunity will resume in fall 2017. In the meantime, check out the many other ways you can get involved.