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Get Involved

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Eliminating hunger calls for more than money and resources. It calls for people and energy. Becoming a volunteer or leading a food drive gives you the opportunity to fight against the causes of hunger and to effect a change you can see.

Volunteer At CAFB
Our current needs include, sorting donations, making food boxes and food distribution at our warehouse, as well as distributing food at mobile pantries.

Click “Sign up to Volunteer” below to see what opportunities are available. If you are signing up to volunteer individually, please click “Respond” on the volunteer opportunity that works best for you. For groups of more than one person, please click “Respond as a Team.” (The link below will redirect you to United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s #iHelpChattanooga site.

Sign Up to Volunteer

$1 equals four meals

1 Volunteer Hour Equals ninety-two meals

$25 Equals one hundred meals

host a food drive 

Thank you for your interest in hosting a food drive! Food drives provide needed donations for those facing hunger in our region. We are grateful for all non-perishable food, but are especially in need of the items listed below.


  • Canned ready-to-eat meals (examples: ravioli, pork & beans, chili, beans and rice)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (examples: peaches, pears, green beans, corn, peas)
  • Cereal (12-16 oz and individual sizes)
  • Canned protein (beans, meats, chicken and fish)
  • Family size mac & cheese dinner
*Single servings of mac & cheese are included in our Sack Pack program which provides food to children who face weekend hunger. In our service area of 20 counties in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia, 1 in 5 children does not know where their next meal will come from.

Interested in hosting food drive? Complete the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly. Please allow two business days for your request to be processed. 

Host a Food Drive



HOST An online fundraiser

Every $1 donated to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank helps to provide 4 meals. Through corporate partnerships and bulk buying, the Food Bank is able to stretch a dollar further than you'd ever imagine. For that reason, many people may prefer to donate funds instead of food. Online fundraisers can be successful when paired with a food drive or administered alone.

Starting an online fundraiser is easy to do. We'll give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. Click below to create your personalized fundraising page.

Host an Online Fundraiser

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A single food drive can spark change in a whole community.

Request A Speaker

If you would like a representative from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to speak at your school, church, business or other organization, please complete the online form.

Request A Speaker

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