Bonnaroo Food Sorting



Second Harvest Food Bank Mon, Jun 10, 2019 5:30 PM



Calling all Bonnaroovians! Volunteers are needed to assist with evaluating, sorting, and packing food donations from grocery stores, food drives, and farms for distribution across Middle and West Tennessee during our Bonnaroo-themed food sorting shift. Don’t forget to wear your Bonnaroo gear to help us radiate positivity while fighting hunger!

Projects vary and may include:

  • Evaluating, sorting, and packing non-perishable food donations from grocery stores and food drives
  • Evaluating, sorting, and packing frozen or perishable food donations from grocery stores in our 40-degree cooler
  • Bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions
  • Packing food bags/boxes for children and seniors at risk of food insecurity

When: Monday, June 10th at 5:30pm- 8:00pm 
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank
331 Great Circle Rd
Nashville, TN 37228
Cost: FREE! Registration is required!


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.