Clermont County Health and Wellness Day
Mobile Pantry Drives Community Connections

More than a dozen social service agencies came together for the second annual Clermont County Family Health and Wellness Day, held in October in Batavia.

Presented by Family and Children First and IPM Food Pantry, the event served 540 adults, children and seniors with a Mobile Pantry, fun giveaways and a convenient, all-in-one location to access information about various types of assistance.

IPM's Mobile Pantry distributed more than 3,500 pounds of food to 153 Clermont County households at the event.

IPM will host its final 2021 Mobile Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13, at Mt. Carmel Christian Church.
“It’s so nice to be able to talk to so many different agencies in one stop. Thank you for doing this.” — Family Health and Wellness Day Client
IPM Christmas Store: A Wish List for All Ages
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Contribute gifts for IPM Christmas Store's clients, from children ages 0-18 to senior citizens. Check out the IPM Christmas Store Wish List here:
Forest Hills ALL IN, Community Hunger Challenge
Food Collection Drives Set New Records
Scenes from the 2021 Forest Hill Foundation for Education/9 United ALL IN Collection Drive.
"Collaborating with IPM is a valuable experience for our community and our students. Hosting a collection drive not only supports IPM but provides a wonderful opportunity for leadership and volunteering for all students throughout Forest Hills." — Forest Hills School Counselor Jean Bode

"It's important to help others and the All In Collection Drive is a great way for the entire Forest Hills community to come together. As a Forest Hills student, I'm proud that we could all help out and feed families in need." — Junior Zoe Becker

IPM is so grateful for the support of our school and business communities! Supply chain issues and rising food costs are causing challenges for everyone, including nonprofits. According to a recent CNN report, food banks are dealing with food supply price hikes and shortages as well as a drop in volume of donations. Fortunately, these two recent food drives helped to counter that trend:

The Forest Hills Foundation for Education/9United ALL IN Collection Drive, conducted at each of the Forest Hills School District's nine elementary, middle and high schools in October. They broke their expanded goal of 12,000 pounds by collecting a whopping 15,064 pounds for the benefit of IPM's clients.

It was an inspiring community-wide effort, from high schoolers assembling more than 2,000 power packs at Anderson High School to the delivery of collected food donations from all schools to the Turpin-Anderson football game.

Also in October, IPM's annual Community Hunger Challenge received a record amount of non-perishable items and monetary donations over 13,000 pounds thanks to the generosity of 14 participating businesses, their employees and customers.

A huge SHOUT-OUT to everyone who contributed so generously to these food drives! Your support is so critical to help us continue to provide healthy food to our clients.
Community Hunger Challenge donations from Park National Bank (left); Savor Seasonings, LLC (right).
"We are so thankful to be blessed with strong relationships with both the schools and businesses in our community. We appreciate all that they do to raise awareness and provide sustained food support to our neighbors in need." — Alida Hart, IPM President and CEO
IPM Plates Thanksgiving Meals:
Seeking Fried Onions, Yams, Boxed Desserts
As we count down to Thanksgiving on Nov. 25, we're assembling IPM Plates Thanksgiving meals for our clients. Green bean casserole is a tasty, traditional component of Thanksgiving dinners, but without the crunchy fried onion topping the casserole is just soupy green beans. Also needed to complete the kits: canned yams and boxed dessert mixes such as brownies or cake mix and frosting.

Can you help complete the meal with donations of fried onion canisters, canned yams and boxed desserts? Please drop off donations at either the Newtown or Amelia IPM Food Pantry.

We will be distributing IPM Plates Thanksgiving meals in both of our Drive-Through Pantries Nov. 11-23.
IPM Welcomes New Pantry Partner
TQL Cares Foundation
IPM welcomes the TQL Cares Foundation as its newest Gold Level Pantry Partner. Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has supported IPM in various ways, including hosting IPM's Mobile Pantries and collecting holiday gifts. Founded in Cincinnati and headquartered in Clermont County, TQL is the second-largest freight brokerage firm in the nation, employing more than 5,000 in 56 offices throughout the U.S. Through TQL Cares, the company and employees donate thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars annually.

IPM's Pantry Partners, a corporate sponsorship program, provide annual support of IPM's mission of feeding families and nourishing souls. For information on IPM's Pantry Partner program, please contact Jess Hartley, IPM Director of Community Engagement and Giving, at
“Providing our surrounding communities with support for those in need is one of the most humbling gestures we can do. Spreading this very kindness and connectedness is a practice that Inter Parish Ministry shares with TQL. We are honored to offer support as a Pantry Partner to help keep their mission alive and growing." Kerry Byrne, TQL President
"IPM is excited to have TQL join us in our vision of creating a thriving, food secure community. We love how their entire organization gets involved in our events like hosting an annual mobile food pantry in the TQL parking lot — complete with a hot meal for every family. IPM depends on the generous support of our business Pantry Partners and TQL always delivers!!" — Alida Hart, IPM President and CEO
Newtown Police Share IPM Backpacks
With Homeless Clients
While the needs in our community often go unseen by most of us, police departments and other service agencies encounter difficult situations on a regular basis.

Thanks to conversations with officers of the Newtown Police Department, IPM is now stocking backpacks with basic items for homeless clients — non-perishable food and water, tarps, ponchos, personal care items, socks and blankets — for the department to distribute as needed in the community.

We appreciate their work to assist those in need!
“This is the best thing I have gotten for as long as I can remember.” Homeless client who received an IPM backpack
DID YOU KNOW? If you are 70½ or older, you can make Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) — up to $100,000 annually — directly from your tax-deferred Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to charities without paying taxes on the withdrawal. The 2019 Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act changed the age for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from age 70½ to age 72, but left the eligibility age for making QCDs at 70½. A QCD donation to IPM helps us move forward on our vision of creating a thriving, food-secure community. Consult your tax advisor for further information.
Save These Dates!

Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m,.-noon: IPM Mobile Food Pantry, Mt. Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach-Buxton Road, Batavia

Wednesday, Nov. 24-Friday, Nov. 26: IPM Food Pantry closed for Thanksgiving 

Tuesday, Nov. 30: Giving Tuesday, a global movement driven by local action. Add to Giving Tuesday impact by donating to IPM here.

Ongoing: IPM's Winter Coat Drive, drop off new or gently-used coats, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays (Newtown pantry); noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays (Amelia pantry).
IPM is a choice food pantry that serves clients in eastern Hamilton, Clermont and western Brown counties through education, encouragement and support. With your help, IPM has opened its doors to those in need for over 57 years. Your contributions make all the difference.


Alida Hart and the IPM Team
IPM Thanks Our Pantry Partners for Ongoing Support!
The Dan Varner Band

Doscher's Candies

Lykins Energy Solutions

The Motz Group
Savor Seasonings, LLC

Wyler Family Foundation

Zimmerman & Company CPAs