In October of 2016, the Delaware County based program Teamwork for Quality Living merged with the Second Harvest Food Bank. As Second Harvest’s mission to provide Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow, it was a natural fit to join forces in assisting families by providing food resources but also by providing a resource for families to become self-sufficient.The main program focus of Teamwork has been the Circles program based in Muncie which has been operating since 2005.

The guiding principles of the program are:

  • We are committed to and understand that building relationships will serve as a driving force for our efforts, shaping our goals, and methods of alleviating poverty.
  • We are committed to educating ourselves and others on the various facets of poverty beyond material deprivation, in order to create lasting collective mindset change.
  • We believe building intentional and authentic relationships across economic communities has the potential to inspire and unleash gifts and human assets that can transform neighborhoods and communities.
  • We are committed to engaging families in poverty as persons with unique gifts, leadership qualities, and perspectives that can greatly contribute to communities as they drive for solutions to alleviating poverty.
  • We are committed to the process of inspiring, inviting, and reengaging middle/upper income individuals to help solve the toughest issues facing poverty in America.
  • We value the leadership of low income individuals are committed to providing a forum for them to offer lasting solutions to alleviating poverty.
  • We are committed to the long haul in order to realize lasting transformation.

The Circles Program helps to support and build relationships with people who want to be financially independent. Our team journeys with them to the finish line, helping them build resources and give back to our organizational community and the community at large.

For more information about the Circles program, please contact Dorica Watson at