Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

April 25, 2014

Food pantry donations appreciated

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Dear Editor,

The Batesville Food Pantry is close to wrapping up another year of participation in the Feinstein Challenge. For those unfamiliar with it, Alan Shawn Feinstein is a Rhode Island philanthropist who each year challenges anti-hunger agencies, such as food pantries, to collect as much as they can in food items and dollars during the months of March and April, after which he issues checks, having divided up $1 million proportionally among the participating agencies.

The Batesville community has done a great job supporting our food pantry during this year’s challenge, and we truly appreciate it. We try to thank everyone personally, but there are some who contribute anonymously, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them. In particular, one donor recently arranged for $1,000 to be put towards the challenge – quite a remarkable donation to be made anonymously!

We also have a few other wonderful supporters who contribute funds incognito throughout the year. These are the unsung heroes who are doing what they can without recognition in order to improve the lives of those less fortunate. The generosity of everyone who has donated to the food pantry is genuinely appreciated. A food pantry is very expensive to operate, and we would be nowhere without all those remarkable individuals, organizations and business who reach out to help in need. Thank you.

Anne Baran

Batesville food pantry co-coordinator