According to the 2010 Hunger in America Study, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank provided food to an estimated 20,000 clients each week. 40% of the members of households served at the Food Bank are children under 18 years old. The Chattanooga Community Kitchen serves more than 180,000 meals each year.  The need for emergency food is unprecedented. Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food. 

Times given are windows during which an organization has projects available and not total expected commitment times. We realize that scheduling during the week can be difficult, so these times are provided as a guide for specific projects.

To register for projects on a specific day, click the day below:



Chattanooga Area Food Bank

The Chattanooga Food Bank desires to lead a network of partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition in our region.

2009 Curtain Pole Rd  /  Chattanooga, TN 37406

Contact: Mark Huffines, 423-622-1800


Available: Mon. 9/22, Wed. 9/24, Thurs. 9/25, 9 AM - 12 PM each day

  • Sorting food
  • Packing boxes of food
  • Packing backpacks for students

Chattanooga Community Kitchen

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen is a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting needs.  They we strive to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of the homeless and less fortunate without expectation of recompense but instead out of love and compassion for mankind.

727 E 11th St.  /  Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact: Kathy Spangler, 423-756-4222


Available: Mon. 9/22 - Fri. 9/26, 10 AM - 2 PM

Projects listed are to be completed throughout the course of the week, so work on any given day may vary dependent on tasks accomplished on previous days.

  • Weeding flower beds
  • Mulching flower beds
  • General cleaning
  • Sand down and stain picnic tables in courtyard and playground

  • Interior painting of offices

Tuesday 9/23 and Thursday 9/25, 3 - 5 PM

  • Serving dinner (2-3 people, do not wear shorts or open-toed shoes)

Friday 9/26, 6:30 - 8:30 AM

  • Serving breakfast (2-3 people, do not wear shorts or open-toed shoes)