Practical Assistance in Times of Need

Food AssistanceHousing & Financial Assistance

If your family is facing challenges meeting basic needs including rent, utilities, and food, here are some local ministries that are ready and willing to assist you:

Christian Ministries of Delaware County, Inc.

401 E. Main Street, Muncie, IN  47305
Please call to make an appointment for all services.

Food Pantry 
Monday – phone call requests for afternoon food distribution at High Street Methodist.
Tuesday on site from 10 am-12:30 pm.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday on site from 9 am-noon.

Emergency Financial Assistance (rent and utilities)
Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am – 11:30 am.
Please provide proof of income for last 30 days (if available) and any bills, receipts, or leases.

Other Needs
Diapers and wipes are distributed Tuesdays on site.
Blankets, bedding, towels, and washcloths are distributed Thursdays on site.

Family Shelter
Open on a case by case basis.


High Street Methodist Church

219 S. High Street, Muncie, IN  47305

Appointments will be made for the first 12 callers on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month.  Phones are answered starting at 8 am.

Services include:

  • $50 toward rent or utilities
  • $18 monthly MITS pass
  • $25 prescription assistance with voucher from Pavilion Pharmacy at Ball Hospital

Food assistance is provided every Monday afternoon from 1pm – 2 pm.  Please call Christian Ministries (765-288-0601) with a list of needs on Monday morning and they will relay the information to High Street for distribution.

Salvation Army

1015 Wheeling Ave., Muncie, IN  47303
Please call to make an appointment for all services.  Phones will be answered as early as 9 am.
COVID screening will be done upon arrival.  Masks are required.

Food Pantry
Monday thru Friday on site from 10am – 4 pm.
Emergency Financial Assistance (rent and utilities)

Required information such as bills, leases, proof of income, etc. will be shared at the time you call to make the appointment.

Union Chapel

4622 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie, IN  47303



Please call for an application which will be mailed to you.  Once the completed application is returned, a case worker will call to help you find the appropriate resources or organizations required according to your particular need if the church is unable to provide immediate assistance.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

900 W. White River Blvd., Muncie, IN  47303



Open Hands

Drive through food distribution on site every 3rd Saturday of each month at 9 am.  Each car receives one bag of non-perishable food items.  Only question asked is “How can we pray for you?”


Blood ‘n’ Fire Ministries

300 N. Madison Street, Muncie, IN  47305



Food Services

Free carry out hot meal and groceries every Saturday on site from 4pm – 5 pm.  One meal per person.  Please bring ID for anyone in the household not present at time of pick-up.


Inside Out Fresh Directions Program

Free lunch for children 1-18 years old.  Monday thru Friday from 11am – noon.


Additional Resources



318 W. 8th Street, Muncie, IN  47302



Walk-in hours Monday thru Thursday from 8:30am – 11:30 am.

Help applying online for rent and mortgage assistance through the Indiana State Rental Assistance Fund.  Will also provide references to appropriate agencies for additional needs on a case-by-case basis.


Muncie Mission

1725 S. Liberty Street, Muncie, IN  47302




310 E. Charles Street, Muncie, IN  47305



Center Township Trustee’s Office

1200 E. Main Street, Muncie, IN  47305



Interlocal Community Action (ICAP)

407 W. Main Street, Muncie, IN  47305



Dial – 211

A free, confidential information and referral service that helps people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to the local resources they need.  It’s available in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Submitted by Rev. Mona Dale

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

A Christ-centered church dedicated to building relationships of peace with God and each other through worship, study, and service.

2700 W. Moore Road, Muncie, IN  47304



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