Acting To Address Hunger
In Our Communities
September is Hunger Action Month, as designated by the U.S. hunger relief organization Feeding America. IPM Food Pantry is part of the Feeding America network through its relationship with the Freestore Foodbank.
According to Feeding America:

·        Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 42 million people in the U.S. — including 13 million children — may experience food insecurity this year
·        Working families face countless situations that can result in food insecurity and hunger
·        In 2019, before the pandemic, the food insecurity rate was 12.8% in Hamilton County, 11.5% in Clermont County and 15.1% in Brown County
Riverview East Academy Pop-Up Pantry
Serves Families Where Their Children Learn
As the new school year gets underway with in-person learning, IPM Food Pantry launched a new Pop-Up Pantry to serve the families of students attending Riverview East Academy. At the first pantry IPM distributed 320 pounds of food (40 bags) in just 15 minutes to 40 families! Because of that incredible response, next month’s distribution will be doubled to 80 bags.

Thanks to the success of a pop-up pantry held last school year during Riverview’s preschool drop-off, IPM expanded the partnership with Riverview to serve the entire school population. The pop-up pantries will continue on the third Tuesday of each month throughout the school year at the Cincinnati Public School on Kellogg Avenue, which serves K-12 students in addition to preschoolers.
IPM Partnership with Wyler Boys & Girls Club
Supplies After-School Snacks for Kids
IPM has a new partnership with the Wyler Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, which opened last October in Union Township. The club provides “a home away from home,” including after-school educational enrichment programs, a gym for basketball and an outdoor playing field for children ages 5 to 18.

IPM is supplying food items — a beverage, fruit and snack — for 100 “Snack Packs” for the children they see each week. The Snack Packs are a simple yet meaningful way of supporting the children who attend the after-school programs where they learn and play.
IPM Plates: More Than 500 Meal Kits Served
"This Pulled Pork Barbecue Dinner is perfect! Today is such a busy day for our family, and I am excited to not have to think about what to cook for dinner."
— IPM Plates Client
Did you know?
We LOVE our partnership with Last Mile Food Rescue! Last Mile Food Rescue delivers fresh food to IPM every week to help us serve those who are food insecure in our neighborhood.

As of Aug. 24, Last Mile has rescued one million pounds of food in Cincinnati – that’s 830 thousand meals saved from going to waste. That includes 25,759 pounds to date to IPM.

Want to help get more fresh food to IPM? You can download their food rescue app and claim a rescue at www.lastmilefood.org/volunteer.
Save These Dates!
Wednesday, Sept. 8: Mobile Pantry, 10 a.m.-noon, Felicity United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut St., Felicity
Monday, Sept. 13: Pop-Up Picnic, 10 a.m.-noon, Newtown Food Pantry, 3509 Debolt Road
Saturday, Oct. 9: Clermont County Health and Wellness Day Mobile Pantry, 10 a.m.-noon, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia
Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 27-29: Client Sign-Ups for IPM's Christmas Store (by phone: 513-561-3932)
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.

THANK YOU for ALL YOU DO!

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

Zimcom

Zimmerman & Company CPAs