A new vending machine in Muncie, Indiana, isn’t a normal vending machine. This one has a purpose to serve more than human greed. Isn’t stocked with poisonous sodas and junk food. It dispenses winter basics like warm clothing, socks, and blankets, and instead of charging cash or credit cards, it gives away these items for free to the community.
The vending machine was set up outside the local fire department to service the up to 200 people without permanent homes in Delaware County, Indiana. If you or someone in need wants to utilize this, you or they have to first have to register with the charity organization Bridges Community Services.
There they are given free tokens that can be used to access the vending machine.
Every item currently in the Indiana vending machine was donated by a member of the community, and Bridges Community Services is still accepting donations. If you would like to help or donate, contact them now.
His name is Dalton Shaffer and he drove from Battle Creek, Michigan to Indianapolis, Indiana (450 miles round trip) to deliver a pizza from a pizza place in Michigan that doesn’t even deliver.
“I am beyond overwhelmed and humbled by this act of genuine kindness. Dalton brought our family so much joy – and the best pizza in the world – at a really difficult time. While ‘thank you’ hardly seems adequate – from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Dalton from Steve’s Pizza in Battle Creek, MI for making your epic middle of the night pizza delivery!” Julie Morgan wrote on Facebook, posting a photo of two slices of pizza.
For Julie Morgan and Rich Morgan of Indianapolis, it was the nice gesture that came with two pizzas delivered from their favorite pizzeria soon after they learned that Rich would enter hospice care, that made their day.
Though money was tight, Rich would bring home a pizza from Steve’s Pizza every payday, she said.
The couple planned to getaway to Michigan and to grab some of their favorite pizza from Steve’s Pizza in Battle Creek was interrupted by a trip to the ICU, where they learned Rich’s battle with cancer was coming to an end, she wrote on Facebook.