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.

See our mission in action. Mobile Pantry volunteers help provide families with fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and more. Volunteer to be the first smiling face someone sees when they visit the Mobile Pantry or help families carry groceries to their car. There are many ways you can help. Register today.

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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
  Food Pantries
  Farmers Market Nutrition Program (seasonal)

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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.