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.

Help feed people in need by the roots of your labor. Volunteers in TAFB’s Community Garden program plant and harvest fruits and vegetables at the TAFB Learning Garden. Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes this fresh produce to a Partner Agency serving the local community. Volunteering in this program is a great way to make a difference in peoples’ lives and learn helpful skills you can use in your own garden. Volunteer today.

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:

•  Mobile Pantries
  Meals for Minds
  Farmers Market Nutrition Program (seasonal)
  Summer Meals (seasonal)

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.

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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