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 serve up something special to those in need. Volunteer to assist in the preparation and packaging of meals for hungry children, families and seniors. These nutritious single-serve meals are distributed to TAFB Partner Agencies across North Texas. Community Kitchen volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

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
  Garden on the Go
  Children’s Feeding Programs

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 in TAFB’s Cooking Matters® course. The first step to get involved is to attend an upcoming Cooking Matters® Orientation. Background check required.

Community Garden

Like getting your hands dirty? Like watching things grow? Come help prepare, plant and harvest TAFB’s Learning Garden. You can also share your gardening know-how as an educator.

Community Kitchen Production

Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Work alongside culinary school students to assemble prepared meals for distribution to hunger-relief partners. Must be 18 years or older.


Youth are invited to assemble birthday party items for children who participate in our Food for Kids programs. Volunteers provide items including cake mix, icing, party decorations, toys, etc. Assembly may be performed at home or at TAFB.

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