Food and Cooking

Part of how we provide a safe space for our youth is by providing consistent access to food and group meals that they may otherwise not have. We frequently have people volunteer their time to cook meals in the OUTreach space, or prepare food and bring it in. Below you’ll find a Sign Up Genius list for cooking or providing food for our group meals.

Muncie OUTreach also operates a small food pantry that allows youth to take food home for themselves and their families. We are always in need of hygiene products including shampoo, soap, tampons, deodorant, etc. Recommended food items we need are:

  • Boxed or single serve macaroni & cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned or packaged tuna
  • Just add water style meal kits
  • Microwave canned pasta meals
  • Bagged or boxed canned pasta/rice sides or meals
  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Pudding cups
  • Individual servings of fruit cups or applesauce
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Ramen
  • Cookies or individually packaged desserts

All donations can be dropped off at the YWCA front desk located at:

YWCA Central Indiana
310 E Charles St.
Muncie, IN