COVID Help Nashville

  • Sign up to deliver essentials to vulnerable populations at or by calling 615-447-8260.

Feeding America Food Banks

  • There are five Feeding America Food Banks that serve Tennessee; click here to find a location near you
  • Click here to learn how you can partner with Second Harvest to start a virtual food drive.    

Frontline Foods Nashville

  • Support frontline hospital teams in Nashville who are working under unprecedented circumstances AND support local restaurants who have been impacted by the COVID crisis.

Hands On Nashville

For a list of service opporunities available in the Nashville area, click here.

Hope Clinic

  • Attend an online introduction to Hope Clinic and serve as a virtual mentor to new moms and young families.
  • Donate items through their Amazon essentials wish list.
  • Donate gift cards from local eateries for their new moms. Cards can be mailed to Hope Clinic for distribution.
  • Send a card of encouragement to new moms to share hope in the midst of a new baby and the current pandemic. Cards can be mailed to Hope Clinic for distribution.

One Generation Away

  • Click here to learn how you can help One Generation Away feed families facing food insecurity because of the March tornadoes and current pandemic.

Operation Gratitude

  • Enlist in their virtual volunteer campaign to support deployed troops, National Guardsmen, first responders, and emergency medical personnel on the front lines of COVID-19.

Pandemic Pals

  • Gallatin is full of loving, compassionate and kind people. During this time of social distancing, many elder and high risk members of your community are going to need assistance getting creital suppiles while refraining from being in large public spaces.  If you are in the Gallatin area and interested in becoming a pandemic pal, click here.

Tennessee Kids Belong

Tennessee Safe Families for Children

  • Donate diapers, formula, food and gift cards to assist with meals and groceries to a Safe Families for Children ministry located in your community.
  • Contact information for each ministry is as follows:
    • Dr. Janet Cockrum | Tennessee Safe Families for Children Director | Email: | Phone: (865) 257-1883 | Address: 318 Erin Drive #10 Knoxville, TN 37919
    • Victoria Mouw | Email: | Address: 930 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403
    • Amanda Cook | Email: | Address: 230 Great Circle Road, Suite 229, Nashville, TN 37228
    • Katie Dunlap | Email: | Address: 1255 Lynnfield Road, Suite 236, Memphis, TN 38119

United Way

Volunteer East Tennessee

  • For a list of service opportunties available in East Tennessee, click here.

Volunteer Memphis

  • For a list of service opportunities available in the Mid-South area, click here.

Volunteer Tennessee

  • For a list of service opportunities across the state, click here.

Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Tennessee Department of Children's Services

  • Bring lunch or baked goods to DCS staff who have continued to work with and care for foster children, especially during this challenging time.
  • Donate supplies that directly help foster kids (children’s clothing, baby items, toys, etc.) to a DCS Resource Linkage Center. To find a location accepting supplies near you, click here.
  • Additional information on volunteering with DCS and serving foster children is available here.

Volunteer Tennessee

  • For a list of COVID-19 relief efforts across the state, click here.
  • Buy a gift card from a local store or restaurant for later use to support them during this time.
  • Cater a meal for local healthcare providers using a local restaurant or catering service.
  • Call elderly neighbors and family members to check in; offer to pick up groceries and leave them on the porch or in their garage.
  • Coordinate with the local senior center to drop off supplies for the folks they serve.
  • Encourage your church to adopt a family in need of child care or meals while their kids are home from school.
  • Find out if any elderly neighbors or relatives have pharmacy needs.
  • Go through closets for gently used clothes to donate to tornado victims.
  • If you are a stay-at-home parent, consider providing child care for a family with working parents.
  • Make cloth masks for friends and neighbors.
  • Offer to stock the breakroom of your local grocers.
  • Order takeout from a local eatery.
  • Send power bars and energy drinks, such as Gatorade, to local health care providers.
  • When kids are home from school, make well-wishes cards for the elderly and mail them to a local senior center or retirement home.