Batesville Food Pantry
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The Food Pantry is dedicated to serving Batesville citizens who, for a variety of reasons, have come upon hard times and do not have an income that is adequate to provide food for themselves and their family members. Our volunteers provide a welcoming setting in which our clients can be assured that they will be provided with good, nourishing food and basic toiletry items. Clients are free to visit on a monthly basis on Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

The Batesville Area Ministerial Association is a fellowship of churches seeking to serve the entire Batesville community, regardless of denomination. The Association combines efforts to staff the food pantry with volunteers from each participating church. It also provides emergency funds for local needs.

Our goal is to alleviate hunger. We are aware that each and every one of us is only one pink slip or medical catastrophe away from being in the shoes that walk through our doors every week. We are grateful that the pantry is so well supported by the town of Batesville. Won't you help too? All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Annual Feinstein Challenge: March 1 - April 30, 2014

Dear Friends:

We are all painfully aware that bad economic times are here, have been here for some time and are showing no signs of significant improvement in the immediate future.  But are you aware that you are in a position to do something to help those in need in your very own community?  There is a remarkable man named Alan Shawn Feinstein from Cranston, Rhode Island who has been working tirelessly to help the hungry.  This philanthropist has been giving away $1 million of his personal money to anti-hunger agencies throughout the United States for the past sixteen years by issuing his annual “Feinstein Challenge”.  During these years the rate of donations by the public to participating agencies such as the Batesville Food Pantry has risen steadily, resulting in total donations of over $1,500,000,000 over the years - all used to feed hungry Americans.

But how can you help?  Simple!  During March and April, your donations will mean additional cash for the pantry thanks to the Feinstein Challenge.  For the 17th consecutive year Mr. Feinstein will be conducting this million dollar challenge.  Your donations to the Batesville Food Pantry will help us to claim a portion of this generous offer.  All donations received by our pantry from March 1 to April 30, including cash, checks, and food items, will be counted and recorded.  The Batesville Pantry’s share of the million dollar pool will be calculated by the percentage of donations received compared to those of the other participants.  By creating this program Mr. Feinstein has challenged us all to help those in our midst who find themselves in need of assistance.  For the past ten years our pantry, with the help of the entire community, has participated in this program.  The results have been extremely rewarding.  Not only has considerably more food and money been collected but we received our share of the Feinstein funds as well.

Please help to make this year’s challenge our most successful yet.  Your donations may be brought to the pantry any Wednesday in March and April from 12 to 4 p.m.  To make arrangements for large drop-offs, please call 932-2622 option 2.  Checks may be mailed to Batesville Food Pantry, P.O. Box 383, Batesville, IN 47006. Click here to make an online donation.

Are you up to the challenge?  More people than you realize will benefit.  Thanks for your help…it truly does matter.


Roger Dean

Roger Dean
President, Batesville Area Ministerial Association

Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry
P.O. Box 383
Batesville , IN 47006
Phone:(812) 932-2622

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