MUNCIE, Ind.(NewsLink) -- Muncie’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers. The food bank serves eight counties, including Delaware County.
“We serve people who are food insecure. So, there are folks who don’t have enough money for resources they require for an impactful life,” Kellie Arrowood, a volunteer coordinator, said.
Second Harvest offers several programs to help fight hunger. Their programs support children and seniors. Second Harvest goes to schools to advertise and distribute food for the community.
Due to the pandemic, volunteers were not allowed to help with the food bank, causing a shortage of volunteers.
“During the pandemic, it was safer to not have a lot of people together. So here in the warehouse, specifically, we felt that it was for everyone’s best interest to not have people in the warehouse,” Arrowood said.
Second Harvest depends on Ball State opening to secure volunteers. Volunteers sort produce, distribute and clean occasionally.
“So, every year when Ball State gets back in session it is a wonderful time for us. While Ball State is in session, 80 percent of our students come from Ball State,” Arrowood said.
Students can sign up to volunteer through Benny Link or attend tailgates if they are residents in Muncie or the surrounding areas.