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Tarrant Area Food Bank

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Volunteer opportunities at Tarrant Area Food Bank include:

Featured Opportunities

  • Help families receive local farm-fresh food. By partnering with WIC (Women, Infants and Children) clinics in Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank is connecting local farmers and WIC clients.  From June through September, WIC clients will be able to receive vouchers for fresh produce which they may immediately redeem with farmers set up at the clinic locations.  Adult volunteers are needed weekday mornings. Bilingual/Spanish-speaking is a plus. Training required. Contact Robyn to learn more.
  • Share your talent in the kitchen and passion for healthy food by volunteering as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course assistant, course manager or photographer for Cooking Matters®, a program of Share Our Strength. Attend an upcoming Cooking Matters® Orientation for Volunteers to learn more.
  • Fill tummies this school year with the school pantry program. We’ve partnered with Target to run Meals for Minds, a school pantry program that occurs monthly on the Northside of Fort Worth and provides fresh food to enrolled students and their families. Volunteers who are 15 years or older are needed the 3rd Tuesday afternoon each month during the school year to help unload and distribute food directly to families in need.  Background check required. Contact Robyn to learn more.

 

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Quality Control: Inspect, sort and place food in storage boxes.  Open to individuals and groups including corporate, school, service, civic, religious, professional and social groups. Children as young as 8 years old may volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • BackPacks for Kids night: Pack nonperishable, kid-friendly food for school-aged children at risk of hunger on the weekends.  Groups and families with children as young as 8 years old and 48 inches tall may volunteer.
  • Community Gardens: Assist with the Food Bank's Learning Garden maintenance and upkeep or offer your expertise as a garden educator.
  • Community Kitchen Production: Assist the production team in assembling prepared meals for distribution to Partner Agencies and their clients. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. 
  • Birthday-in-a-Bag: 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 the food bank.
  • Canned Food Drives: Work with businesses and organizations to organize food drives or work with existing food drive groups, or start your own canned food drive.
  • Nutrition ServicesCooking Matters® orientation for Volunteers, upcoming dates.

Volunteer as a culinary instructor, nutrition instructor, course assistant, course manager, tour leader or photographer for Cooking Matters®, a program of Share Our Strength.

  • Farmers Market Nutrition Program: Help register mothers and their young children to receive fresh, locally grown produce directly from farmers. Available weekdays June through September.  Training required for FMNP volunteers.
  • Summer Food Service Program: Volunteers lead enrichment activities with child participants at summer feeding sites. Children as young as 8 years old may volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Available weekdays during June - August. Training required for SFSP volunteers.
  • School Pantry: Help unload and distribute food directly to families in need at Meals for Minds, a Target-sponsored school pantry

program that occurs monthly on the Northside of Fort Worth. Volunteers needed the 3rd Tuesday afternoon each month during the school year. Background check required.

  • Administrative Assistance: Help with record-keeping, list management, writing thank-you notes, data entry and other computer-based projects, preparing mailings, telephoning and reception desk duties.

For more information and to schedule volunteer hours, please Contact Us.