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[The city of Batavia is considering ways to support the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.]
Zinser said that despite the cramped quarters, the food pantry’s central location downtown is a major plus, with many clients walking there. She said crossing Randall Road would be a barrier for some clients.
Established in 1981 by the Batavia Ministerial Association, the food pantry today receives assistance from local churches, including Holy Cross Catholic, Immanuel Lutheran, Bethany Lutheran, Batavia Congregational, Batavia United Methodist, Calvary Episcopal, Logan Street Baptist, Fox Valley Christian and Sanctuary.
Help also is provided by Batavia businesses, service clubs and other groups. Grocery donations come from Target, Jewel, Walmart and Trader Joe’s.
Financial donations are needed, Zinser said, noting that $43 can feed a family for a month.
“We rely on the support of the Batavia community,” Zinser said.
To learn more about the organization and what items are needed, visit bataviafoodpantry.org.