IPM Launches 2022 Mobile Pantry Season
At Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Batavia
We're on the road again! IPM's first Mobile Food Pantry of 2022 — made possible through the generous giving of time, talents and treasure by our donors and volunteers — rolled out at Mt. Carmel Christian Church last Saturday. The warm, sunny day drew 115 families to the drive-through pantry, where they received fresh fruit, vegetables and boxes of food staples, along with hotdogs and other refreshments provided by the church as they waited in line.

Upcoming IPM Mobile Food Pantries, conducted 10 a.m. to noon, include:

Friday, March 11: New Richmond Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond, 45157.
Saturday, April 23: Williamsburg Library, 594 W. Main St., Williamsburg, 45176.
Saturday, May 14: Mt. Orab Mobile, 212 Church St., Mt. Orab, 45154.
Friday, May 20: Goshen Library, 6678 OH 132, Goshen, 45122.

For information on volunteering for these pantries, contact IPM at 513-561-3932.
“I’ve never had to ask for help, but my husband lost his job, so this will help me feed my family until we get on our feet again.” — IPM Mobile Pantry Guest
Nagel NEW Conference Engages Students in Volunteering and Hands-On Learning
IPM was invited to visit Nagel Middle School and share information about food insecurity at the Nagel NEW Conference, a day dedicated to students exploring personal interests. These students, who selected a community service opportunity, put together 100 chili meal kits for the IPM Plates program. A group of girls learned about period poverty and collected feminine hygiene products as well. In total, 850 pounds of personal care items and food were brought in and packaged for distribution to families in need.
Complete, Healthy Dinners in a Bag:
A Year of IPM Plates
"What's for dinner?" A simple question, yet one complicated by many factors for families who are experiencing income and food insecurity. Additional stresses such as irregular work schedules also take a toll on family meal times.

To respond to those challenges, we launched a new program last spring: IPM Plates. The premise is profoundly simple — a meal kit bag filled with the ingredients for a complete, easy-to-prepare dinner, including main dish, sides and dessert. The bags replace the time needed to plan and gather supplies with a chance to enjoy a quick, easy family meal together.

Since March 2021, we've given out over 2200 IPM Plates meal kits! They've ranged from Italian Night, Skyline Night and Taco Kits to Chili and Chicken Stir Fry.

By giving to IPM, YOU make this program possible — with individual donations, along with recent IPM Plates collection drives hosted by the Forest Hills All-In Drive, Miami Valley Christian Academy, the Eastside Neighborhood Food Project and St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Thanks to you, our clients can answer the “what’s for dinner?” question with a nutritious, hassle-free family meal.
"After talking to many of our clients and realizing the high stress in their lives, I wanted to make their lives a little easier. Having a full meal means one less thing they need to worry about. I even include some nutrition tidbits on the recipe card!"
— Leslie Willett, Creator of IPM Plates
"I’m so surprised and excited for this! I never get to buy shrimp, let alone make shrimp scampi, so this is a special treat. Thank you!" — IPM Plates Client
"West Clermont High School art students enjoy hosting this event every year. We work year-round creating the bowls for the event. It is fulfilling to be able to give back to our community through their artistic and creative skills. All proceeds will be donated to IPM in order to give back to families and community members within our school district!"
— Andrea Schauff, West Clermont High School Visual Art Teacher
Caring from the Heart Month Generates
A Bounty of Personal Care Donations
Thanks to you, IPM Food Pantry's Caring from the Heart Month collection drive brought in more than a ton and a half — 2,671 pounds — of toothpaste and brushes, soap, toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent, deodorant and other personal care products not covered by SNAP benefits.

We so appreciate your generous donations! They provide a vital sense of self-respect and dignity to our neighbors in need.
Current IPM Plates Pantry Needs
Most-needed food items we are seeking to provide IPM Plates dinners to our clients:
For Chicken Thighs IPM Plates:
  • Ketchup
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Apricot preserves
  • Boxed desserts
For Easter IPM Plates:
  • Canned carrots
  • Boxed side dishes
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Jell-O boxed gelatin
  • Boxed desserts
Please bring donations to our Newtown Pantry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday;
Amelia Pantry from noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday.
West Clermont Schools "Pack the Pantry"
As part of their #Love WC Week, West Clermont Schools conducted a food collection drive for IPM in February. The Pack the Pantry drive netted over 1,400 pounds of food, which were delivered to our Amelia pantry.

IPM is so grateful for the support of the schools in our community to serve our neighbors in need!
Save These Dates!
Mobile Drive-Through Pantries:

  • 10 a.m.-noon Friday, March 11; New Richmond Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond, 45157.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 9; Zion Lutheran Church, 1175 Birney Lane, Cincinnati, 45230.

WCHS Empty Bowls 2022: Fundraiser for IPM, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30; West Clermont High School, 4101 Bach Buxton Road, Batavia, 45103.
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IPM Thanks Our Pantry Partners for Ongoing Support!
Doscher's Candies

The Motz Group

Savor Seasonings, LLC
Wyler Family Foundation

Zimcom Internet Solutions

Zimmerman and Company CPAs