Soup Kitchen of Muncie Needs Volunteers

A volunteer is pictured preparing food at the Soup Kitchen of Muncie. Photo provided.A volunteer is pictured preparing food at the Soup Kitchen of Muncie. Photo provided.


MUNCIE, Ind.—The Soup Kitchen of Muncie needs volunteers to prepare and serve food on weekdays.

Nearly all food preparation, distribution, and cleanup is performed by volunteers, according to Executive Director Loretta Parsons. And the need for volunteers is growing, because as pandemic restrictions lift and people are becoming more comfortable being in public again, the Soup Kitchen is experiencing an increase in the number of people it serves.

“Without volunteers, we could not do what we do every day,” Parsons said. “I can say from experience that volunteering leads to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Our volunteers are grateful to be able to give back to the community.”

The Soup Kitchen needs volunteers for the morning shift, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, and for the afternoon shift, 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

“The Soup Kitchen is flexible in scheduling volunteers and welcomes all help,” Parsons said.

“You can pick your time, either in the morning or afternoon, or just a couple hours, whatever works for you,” Parsons said. “You can volunteer once a week, once a month or be on a sub list to fill in when other volunteers need to be away.”

People can register to volunteer at Click on “Volunteer” at the top of the homepage to fill out a form.

All ages are welcome to volunteer, but children 13 and under need to have an adult present while they volunteer.

The Soup Kitchen requires all volunteers to show proof of the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters. All volunteers and staff are required to wear masks in the building.


About the Soup Kitchen of Muncie

The Soup Kitchen of Muncie is a non-profit, non-sectarian soup kitchen that serves those in need of food in Muncie, Indiana and the Delaware County Community. The Soup Kitchen serves all who are hungry with dignity and respect. Guests receive a hot meal and also a sack dinner.