FAQs2024-02-27T14:29:00+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

If I plan on receiving food during the distribution, what do I need to bring?2023-04-05T21:51:16+00:00

All we require is proof of Sumner County residency. This can be a driver license, utility bill, vehicle registration, etc.

What are your business hours?2023-09-07T14:39:57+00:00

Feed Sumner’s business hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A volunteer or staff member should be able to help you during these times.

If you need assistance outside these hours, please call us at 615-348-4470.

Do you take monetary donations?2023-04-05T21:50:46+00:00

For monetary donations, checks can be made out to Feed Sumner and sent to our business address:

Feed Sumner 1121 Gregory Drive Gallatin, TN 37066

If you would like to give electronically:

Feed Sumner Food Bank and Ministry is in the process of receiving its 501(c)(3)status. Due to this, electronic donations must go through First Baptist Church Hendersonville until the 501(c)(3) status is approved.

100% of the money designated to Feed Sumner goes to Feed Sumner Food Bank & Ministry.

Do you take food donations?2023-04-05T21:50:18+00:00

Yes! You may drop off “non-perishable” food during our business hours. We ask that you check the dates and make sure the food is not expired. Cans, boxes, and containers must be unopened and in tact.

For questions regarding perishable goods and/or other items, please contact us via phone or through email.

I can’t lift boxes. Is there a way for me to serve?2023-09-07T14:40:42+00:00

Absolutely! Box making day is one of our favorites for people who can’t lift boxes. We also have other volunteer opportunities as well. Please contact our Director of Volunteer Services at ayork@fbchtn.org for more information.

Can I do community service hours at Feed Sumner?2023-09-07T14:41:12+00:00

Yes. We often have high school & college students that are in need of community service hours. Just sign up online as a volunteer and bring the paperwork to be signed. We can also provide paperwork if needed.

This does not include community service hours for criminal charges.

Feed Sumner allows people to complete community service hours for criminal charges BUT these hours will be vetted, approved, and at the discretion of the one of the directors. For more information, call 615-348-4470.

Do you allow groups to volunteer? i.e. connect group, school club, sports teams, etc.2023-04-05T21:49:30+00:00

Yes. Please contact our Director of Volunteer Services at ayork@fbchtn.org for more information. We try our best to accommodate all groups but volunteer service is dependent upon the needs of the food bank.

What ages can volunteer at Feed Sumner?2024-02-19T17:39:39+00:00

Feed Sumner is a warehouse environment. Everyone is welcome to serve, but we ask that children be of a reasonable age to serve. We highly encourage families to serve together!

Ages 12 to 17

  • Parent or legal guardian must fill out a waiver prior to the child starting his or her volunteer service.
  • Parent or legal guardian must meet with the Director of Volunteer Services prior to the child starting his or her volunteer service.

Under 12

  • For safety reasons, children are not allowed to serve during distributions where moving vehicles and machinery are present. Children are welcome to participate in all other events unless otherwise specified.
  • Parent or legal guardian must fill out a waiver prior to the child starting his or her volunteer service.
  • Parent or legal guardian must meet with the Director of Volunteer Services prior to the child starting his or her volunteer service.
  • Parent of legal guardian must be with and in direct supervision of the child at all times unless otherwise noted by the Director of Volunteer Services.
Can I bring a friend or another family member with me when I volunteer?2023-09-07T14:41:35+00:00

Yes… but each person must sign up separately. This helps us keep track of our volunteers and allows us to provide a better volunteer experience.

Need more community resources? This is a perfect resource guide put together by our friend and partner, Sumner Prevention Coalition.

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