There are a number of ways that people can take action, get involved and be part of wide a spread community transformation. Inside Out focuses on the heart of the city, home to some of the most food insecure and vulnerable children in our community.


Financial Support

Meals are being made, hungry children are being fed, lives are being touched, relationships are being built, and partner organizations are being strengthened. All of this is possible because people like you are choosing to invest in our community by financially supporting Inside Out.  

Your support of Inside Out will continue the compassionate, relational empowerment of vulnerable individuals in our community.

Your support of Fresh Directions will positively impact a child today. Each Fresh Directions meal delivers not only nutrition and flavor, but also affirmation, stability, and the knowledge that somebody cares.


Delivery Drivers

Inside Out needs drivers to deliver CAMBROS (food storage containers) and food to our various sites. If you have a vehicle and can drive, you can help deliver hot food and healthy snacks to our partner sites where kids are fed a meal before going home.

Food Rescue

During the school year, we rescue food from a variety of places. A number of schools set up a “Share Table” where food that would go to waste is rescued and repurposed. This rescued food is utilized in Fresh Directions meals and community meals served at Inside Out. 


Community Garden

We have garden patches at Union Chapel Ministries (4622 N Broadway, Muncie) and downtown Muncie. We need volunteers to help plant and harvest food. We also have supporters who plant a garden patch at their home, and when they have an abundance of extra food, they donate to Inside Out. We utilize this fresh, local produce in our Fresh Directions program to feed hungry kids.

Monday through Saturday, all year long, the Inside Out Community Empowerment Kitchen is producing food that feeds the most food insecure persons in our community. We do that withfood that is purchased, rescued and grown locally. 


Fresh Directions Hot Meals for Kids program volunteers prepare meals Monday through Friday year round. Please our calendar of events for volunteer opportunity details. 

You do not need any prior culinary background to participate in this opportunity. Food preparation guidance will be provided by Fresh Directions. Inside Out's kitchen is a fast paced, fun environment. Please come prepared to be on your feet. Please wear long hair pulled back and closed toe shoes. All safe food handling practices and policies will be explained at the kitchen.  

All of what we do with the Inside Out Fresh Directions program is driven by volunteers. Because of people like you choosing to volunteer we are able to cook a hot, healthy meal for hungry kids five days a week!