Volunteer with Us!

We love volunteers! They are a vital support for our team and the community! 

Mobile Meals

Our Nourish Lexington meal delivery program is designed to create accessibility to a local food system by eliminating the need for transportation.  

Help us model a more impactful feeding program by delivering food directly to your neighbors.

Requirements: Have a valid license and car. Physically able to bend, move, and load meal boxes (about 25 LBS each) into car and up stairs as needed to deliver to recipients’ doors.

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Rapid Response Squad

Do you have a flexible schedule? This opportunity is for you! You will get a message about last minute volunteer opportunities for meal delivery and the first person to respond gets the route.  

Impact: The squad received 12 texts last month and filled 11 of those shifts, ensuring delivery to all of our households.

Requirements: Have a valid license and car. Physically able to bend, move and load meal boxes (about 25 LBS each) into car and up stairs as needed to deliver to recipients’ doors.
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Saturday Shifts

Help us get a head start on meal prep for the week by volunteering with us on Saturday mornings. You’ll tackle activities like packing up ingredients, working on SNACKS, and maybe even a little processing. Go ahead and invite some friends so you can fill a 5 person shift if you’d like.

Requirements: Vaccinated against COVID, wear a mask in our kitchen space, and take a temp check at the door. For food safety long hair will need to be pulled back. Wear closed toed shoes, and attire appropriate for working in a kitchen. 

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Aquaponics Farm

Come and get your hands dirty by helping us on our indoor farm! Farm volunteers help harvest plants, transplant seedlings, clean the farm area, and learn all about aquaponics while helping our farm run more efficiently!

Requirements: Vaccinated against COVID, wear a mask while in our space, and take a temp check at the door. Wear close toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. MUST SIGN UP 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

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Community Outreach

Education and outreach events, such as helping with Science Nights at local schools, are a great way to educate the community about FoodChain’s mission! Volunteers will answer questions about our the work we do, engage in conversations about local food, and explain the role we play in the Lexington community. Hours are flexible. A volunteer orientation session is required. Please email volunteer@foodchainlex.org

Volunteer with Snacks!

Come to FoodChain and help our kitchen team assemble SNACKS: Super Nutritious And Creative Kentucky Snacks. These snacks will always be balanced, nutritious with flavors from around the world and produce from right here in KY. Each week these snacks will get sent out to diverse programs all over Lexington, providing hundreds of kids with energy to power through their learning day, growing their taste buds and brains!

Requirements: Vaccinated against COVID, wear a mask in our kitchen space, and take a temp check at the door. For food safety, long hair will need to be pulled back. Wear close toed shoes, and attire appropriate for working in a kitchen.

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Group Volunteering

Groups with 5-10 people can contact volunteer@foodchainlex.org to coordinate a private volunteering event. Consider adding a private tour to your volunteer outing (for an additional cost). Recurring opportunities can be arranged! 

Past projects include: farm cleanup, produce processing, organizing shared spaces, and special skills applications (like engineering assistance)!

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Want to know when we get new volunteering options or emergency need appears? Sign up to get emails so the latest news hits your inbox. We don’t message often, so you’ll definitely want to read the message when we do.
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Special Skills? More Questions?

Do you have a specialized skill or awesome connection that you want to put to good use? We would love to know! Design, engineering, fundraising, event planning, and organization are all examples of ways you can be involved! To get in touch about any ideas you may have or any other questions about volunteering email us at volunteer@foodchainlex.org!

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