Pantries and Nonprofits

Muncie supports a robust network of nonprofits and pantries dedicated to ensuring all residents have access to produce and goods grown in their backyard. Many of our profiles speak to the programs and services of these and other nonprofits.

Nancy McWilliams hands out information about voting registration to people lined up in cars during the Second Harvest food tailgate on Sept. 28 in Muncie. McWilliams volunteers for the nonprofit’s poverty elimination team. “To see this many people up at this time of the day to feed their families is amazing,” McWilliams said. “Amazingly awful.”

Edible Muncie of Delaware County Inc. works to eliminate hunger in Muncie and Delaware County by gathering, organizing and advocating for the wise use of resources to assist those in need. Check out their complete list of pantries. They also offer information about healthy eating and food storage. [Resources in East Central Indiana]

Since 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana has been feeding the hungry, advocating for those with food insecurity and providing nutrition education. With more than 21 percent of the region’s children as food insecure, Second Harvest is focused on feeding kids through school pantries, a Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, and a youth enrichment program aimed at ending the cycle of poverty. [More about programs]

Ball State instructor Kate Elliott and her kids joined Ball Sate’s Kappa Delta Sorority in bagging sweet potatoes at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. They pause to take a call on “potato phones.” Who says you can’t have fun while volunteering?

Second Harvest has an open door volunteer policy. You can volunteer anytime from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on major holidays. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call ahead to schedule a time. Contact Andrew Will to schedule a group effort, which often occur from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday mornings.

Available Pantries

The following graph was adapted from Edible Muncie and details a list of pantries available in and around Muncie. It has hours, locations, and phone numbers for each pantry.

Edible Muncie Food Assistance Info for Delaware Co.