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Team Lightning - Second Harvest Food Sorting

  • Second Harvest Food Bank 331 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN, 37228 United States (map)


Join Team Lightning and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for a food sorting event! 2nd harvest collects non-perishable food items and redistributes them to community members experiencing hunger. As the donations come in, they need volunteers to help sort and store the food in their warehouse. That's where we come in, the volunteers. Help us fight hunger in 2018 by getting these generous food donations sorted!

Cost: FREE! Registration is required!

Trip Leader: Kaleigh Imbriale

Difficulty: Open to all ability levels. For food sorting it's recommended that you are able lift 20-35lbs, but other projects may also be available if you are not able to lift heavy objects.
Group Size Limit: This event is limited to 30 volunteers.
Registration Deadline: The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, April 26th at 3pm

Parking: Parking is available at the facility


Children Policy: Open to ages 12 and over with parental supervision.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This is an indoor event
Cancellation Policy: If you registered for the event and are unable to attend, please email


Please note that food sorting takes place in Second Harvest’s warehouse, a busy working distribution center. Therefore, the Food Bank is required to set certain limitations relating to groups that sort food.

Belongings: We ask that volunteers leave personal belongings in their vehicles, as purses and bags are not allowed in our warehouse. Lockers are provided if needed.
Young Volunteers: Volunteers must be age 12 and up to sort food in the warehouse. Groups with volunteers younger than age 18 must be accompanied by adult chaperones. One adult for every five young people (age 12-18) is required.
Orientation: New volunteers will participate in a short orientation upon arrival as well as tour Second Harvest Food Bank.
Cold Food Sorting: We may be working in the cold food sorting section of the warehouse during this volunteer shift, so please bring a coat and/or gloves to stay warm just in case!

Safety rules:
* Please wear closed toed shoes (no sandals). Dress for a warehouse environment.
* No throwing or tossing cans or other products.
* All volunteers are expected to remain in their work area.
* No driving tow motors (fork lifts) or riding on pallet jacks.
* No running or playing on pallets.
* Always place pallets securely on the ground.
* No eating in the warehouse (drinks are allowed).
* Do not take any product including food, from the warehouse.


Registration is required! A confirmation email will be sent to you immediately following registration. A follow-up email from your event leader will be sent closer to the event date.