Programs & Services

Our programs and services aren’t ends in themselves. They are here to give individuals in need a hand up when life has them down.


Our Family Shelters are located at 401 E. Main Street in downtown Muncie. Family Shelters provide a safe environment for families to stay in as they find and retain permanent housing. Our Family Shelters consist of one efficiency apartment and four rooms that share a kitchen and bathroom, in which families may stay up to 45 days. Our Outreach Specialist and Executive Director work with the families to help them find housing, and to get them connected to other services in the community.

The Men’s Sleeping Room is located at 403-1/2 E. Main Street in downtown Muncie. This shelter for single men is open each evening from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. between October and April. Single men are provided a warm, safe area where they can take showers, receive a warm dinner and breakfast, and receive clean clothes.

Food Pantry

Christian Ministries has the largest food pantry in Delaware County. Located at 401 E. Main St. in downtown Muncie, the pantry is open four days a week.  The food pantry provides staple items, meat, and fresh fruits and vegetables (when available). We also provide vouchers for the food pantries of High Street United Methodist Church and Grace Lutheran Church.

Food pantry hours are Tuesday 10am-12:30pm and Wednesday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm every week.

  • Our food pantry serves an estimated 212 families each month, impacting over 420 individuals.
  • U.S.D.A. Commodities are available to eligible households.
  • Eligibility is based upon the number in the household.
  • Our food pantry is limited to one visit per household per month. Picture ID is required.
  • See a list of all area food pantries

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak…

Psalm 41:1

Thrift Store

Our thrift store, the Treasure Shop, is stocked with gently used items donated by members of our community.  These items are sold at reduced prices to directly benefit the programs and services of Christian Ministries.

The Treasure Shop is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm.  We accept donations of gently-used items during those hours as well.


Emergency Assistance helps clients in need pay their rent or utility bills before eviction or utility shut-offs occur. Once assistance has been provided, we work with these community members to budget their income and resources in the future. Emergency Assistance typically benefits those in need of help with rent or utilities, but may also be available for other emergency needs.

Utility and rent assistance is by appointment only, and can only be received one time per year. Click here for a list of items the client must bring to their scheduled appointment.

Blanket Cupboard
& Baby Care

The Blanket Cupboard distributes free blankets, bedding, and linens to individuals and families in need from September through May. Christian Ministries provides vouchers and the Blanket Cupboard physical location is at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 W. White River Blvd. in Muncie.  Donations are accepted at Christian Ministries during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 9:00am-1:00pm.

The Baby Care program offers baby food, diapers, formula, and other items for mothers in need one time per month. Items are available and donations are accepted during office hours, 9:00am-1:00pm Monday through Friday.

School and Christmas Assistance

School supplies often hit families hard when they are already under financial pressure.  Christian Ministries has partnered with Hearts & Hands United to be a drop-off point for school supply donations that are then distributed to families with school-age children.

A time of joy for many families, Christmas presents a very specific set of stresses on those who are already in need.  The desire to provide gifts often puts families in jeopardy to avoid the humiliation and disappointment of giving nothing.  Through Christian Ministries of Delaware County, businesses or individuals can adopt a family to help with Christmas presents – a service that is both practical and very meaningful.