MUNCIE — 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 in a release. “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, 7:30-11 a.m., Monday through Friday, and for the afternoon shift, 1-4 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 soupkitchenofmuncie.org. Click on “Volunteer” at the top of the homepage to fill out a form. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but children 13 and younger need to have an adult present while they volunteer, according to the release.
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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.
Texas Roadhouse to support greenway for Earth Day
MUNCIE — To support Earth Day and beautify the Muncie community, Texas Roadhouse invites the public to join the restaurant staff to clean up sections of the Cardinal Greenways at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22.
Anyone interested in participating is invited to meet Texas Roadhouse staffers at the trailhead just west of the restaurant along McGalliard Road, or to work independently elsewhere, according to a spokesman.
In addition, for every table at Texas Roadhouse, 200 W. McGalliard Road, that mentions Cardinal Greenways between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, the restaurant will donate 10% of all food purchases to the organization, according to an announcement.
Cardinal Greenways is the longest rail-trail in Indiana, stretching 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond.
6th District candidate to visit New Castle
NEW CASTLE — Cinde Wirth, a candidate for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, which includes Henry County, will be at the Henry County Democrat Club, 201 N. Main St. (entrance on Vine Street) at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23, to meet and speak with voters.
The meeting is open to the public.
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