The Community Basket
Best described as a 'non-food' food bank, The Community Basket's ultimate goal is to provide members of our community who are in need with five hygiene, cleaning and paper items per visit-items that food stamps DO NOT PROVIDE! Inspired by Take Five Community Outreach, which served the East Central Indiana community for over 9 years, The Community Basket continues the philosophy that if a person walks through our doors, they have a need in one of three areas: physical (needing toilet paper, soap, etc.), emotional (needing someone to just LISTEN, and then seek a referral to other agencies or services), or spiritual. By showing our 'shoppers' (those seeking our services) care and compassion, we are able to build relationships that will allow us to refer them to other service agencies, so that they may receive any additional help they need.
The Jar Community Church Office
920 W Main St. Muncie, IN 47305
Hours of Operation
(Beginning in November 2017)
1st Saturday of each month
10am - 1pm
3rd Thursday of each month
6pm - 8pm
No appointment is ever necessary, walk-in 'shoppers' are ALWAYS welcome!
Services WILL NOT be available at other times that The Jar Community Church Office is open.
The Community Basket will consistently stock the following items:
*Please note that other items may be featured as our stock allows.
I'm in need. How do I get started?
Welcome! We are excited to have you as one of our SHOPPERS! Please visit us at 920 West Main St in Downtown Muncie on either the 1st Saturday (10am - 2pm) or 3rd Thursday (6pm - 8:30pm) of each month, beginning in November 2017. Please note that services WILL NOT be available at other times that The Jar Community Church Office is open.
Once you arrive, if this is your first visit, we will have you fill out a short membership survey. (Returning shoppers will only need to check-in with our volunteers and update any information if needed.) You will then be given a number, which is your place in the shopping queue. Once your number is called, you will be invited to shop. You will have the opportunity to pick five items from any of the items we currently have in stock (please only choose ONE of each item, so we are able to enough for everyone who might have a need.) A Personal Shopping Volunteer is available to answer any questions you might have. Our checkout process is simple, fast and friendly. You are more than welcome to visit us twice a month.
We look forward to meeting you!