Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+

Making CARES Packages

Assemble food bags for clients of Nashville CARES. This is an important service that helps people living with HIV/AIDS to manage their lives more effectively and have access to proper nutrition.
Volunteers will pack several hundred bags of dry food (canned, boxed, bagged). We are sent this food in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, and pack it every week in order to feed our clients. The clients who receive this food are HIV +, and with limited resources. Often they are older, medically fragile, currently unable to hold a job due to medical conditions, or they have a limited food budget due to medical bills. Our weekly food bags are one of the several nutrition programs designed to keep them happy and healthy! With consistent food, clients are more likely to stay healthy in other ways, including taking their medications.
This project is open to volunteers age 16 and older.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.


Hands On Nashville, our community partners, and dedicated volunteers like you are working to meet urgent needs while heeding the most up-to-date local, state, and federal health guidelines regarding slowing the spread of COVID-19. Here are the measures HON has put in place:


• Volunteer project groups are capped at 10 people. For this reason, it’s crucial that volunteers who sign up to attend actually do so. 

• Volunteers who feel unwell or who have been exposed to someone who is sick should not attend projects. 

• Volunteers who attend projects should take recommended safety precautions. These include maintaining distances between yourself and other people, practicing hand-washing and sanitation of spaces, wearing gloves and other protective gear, etc. As always, consult a medical professional should you begin to feel unwell at any point during or after a project.


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