At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we are inspired by the resurgence of small farmers in Middle and West Tennessee. However, many people in poverty have no way of accessing the nutritious food being grown on farms around them.
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You can help by volunteering your time.

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment. Farm to Families volunteers will support local producers by helping care for a wide variety of crops and other plants. In return, Second Harvest partner farms donate a portion of the bounty to people who need fresh, healthy food.

Projects vary and may include: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting, or gleaning. Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Green thumbs not required! We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

This project takes place outside on a farm. You WILL get dirty!

You can sign up for a Farm to Families shift by clicking on the applicable link below or visit our website here to view the full job description and other volunteer opportunities. If you have any further questions, please email us at



"I’ll never forget having the chance one sunny morning to pick beautiful bell peppers for Second Harvest that otherwise would have been plowed over to make room for other crops. Then, I witnessed those same peppers go home the next day with children in an after-school enrichment program, allowing these kids more access to fresh, healthy vegetables." - anonymous volunteer






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