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.
TO OUR VALUABLE FOOD PANTRY CLIENTS
The “drive through” method of food distribution will remain in effect until we are advised that “social distancing” is no longer necessary.
There are no second visits allowed during this time.
We are sorry you will not have the opportunity to choose what you want but we have provided a number of recipes for you to try.
We have also provided a proxy form, in case you need to send someone else to pick up your food next month.
If you do send someone else in on your behalf they must bring the filled out proxy paper and it must be signed by you for it to be valid.
Like everyone else, we are unable to get what we need as far as paper goods go. We are giving you what we have but we wish it was more.
The volunteers are working very hard to make sure you get your supplies. We appreciate your patience.
Please be aware that things may change from week to week, including traffic patterns, until we learn what works best for all concerned.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BE PATIENT WITH THE OTHER CLIENTS. THEY ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION YOU ARE!