Dear Editor,

The Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry would like to thank the Ripley County Community Foundation for a pro-active grant made possible through the federal government’s Emergency Food & Shelter Program.

This grant was used to purchase food for our many clients. We helped an average of over 750 individuals per month over the past 12 months, which translates into around 215 households. For a community the size of Batesville, these are quite significant numbers. Although our food pantry is well supported by our generous friends and neighbors, the extra funds came in very handy!

Having the RCCF available to offer help and support is a true blessing. They enrich the lives of so many and we are incredibly fortunate to have such a distinguished organization in our corner.

Anne Baran

Batesville Food Pantry co-coordinator