Batavia food pantry offers help

The Inter Parish Ministry has been helping families throughout Clermont County with emergency food, clothing and assistance programs for more than 40 years. The group was started when four churches from three denominations saw a need and developed a pantry in Newtown.

Throughout the years, the group has added 36 more churches to its list of supporters, as well as, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals.

“Many of the churches had pantries in their buildings, but it was just more efficient for them to have a central location,” said Rodger Crowe, coordinator for the Choice Food Pantry. “We have also broadened our scope beyond just churches.”