Responding to Hunger Action Month:
Fresh Start Kitchen Update
In honor of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month throughout September, we're sharing an update on IPM Food Pantry's Fresh Start Kitchen program.

Fresh Start Kitchen provides families transitioning into affordable housing often after being homeless with basic cooking equipment and pantry supplies essential for preparing healthy meals.

To date, IPM has provided 25 families with Fresh Start Kitchen supplies that are compiled from a sheet of requested items that each family completes.

Here's just one Fresh Start Kitchen story that has warmed our hearts: A couple requested and received a stock pot. The woman thanked us repeatedly with tears in her eyes while her husband explained that she loved to make soup. Since then, she has regularly made large batches of soup that she shares with her new neighbors.

IPM has an Amazon list of items that we use to equip Fresh Start Kitchens: Click Here to check it out. For information on additional ways you can support IPM's Fresh Start Kitchen, please email
"This is the first time in six years that we have celebrated Thanksgiving thanks to IPM Food Pantry. It meant a whole lot to us. When we moved in, we didn’t have dishes or pots or pans. We needed food. They gave us all of that. We try to help people out but there are times when we need help. Fresh Start Kitchen helped us out a lot. We want IPM to know they gave us hope." Fresh Start Kitchen Clients
"There were so many things on this list that I didn't know when I would have the funds to be able to get. So from the bottom of my heart we greatly appreciate you and Fresh Start Kitchen for donating." Fresh Start Kitchen Client
This is so great. I have everything I need now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!— Fresh Start Kitchen Client
"Many of our families have experienced hardships during their lives, especially during the pandemic. The Fresh Start Kitchen reminds residents of their importance, the importance of their family and brings stabilization and food security." — Sue Schindler, Service Coordinator, Episcopal Retirement Services

Please Join Us Sept. 21 for
IPM's Community Appreciation Lunch
Because we are so grateful for IPM's generous partners, volunteers, supporters and clients, we are celebrating a successful summer season with a Community Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Please join us at our Amelia Pantry, 1075 W. Ohio Pike (on K of C Drive), between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy a free hot meal, live music and conversations with the passionate people who make IPM great!

You can let us know you will attend by registering here: IPM Community Appreciation Lunch.

We hope to see you there!
IPM Distributes 80,000+ Pounds of Food
at 14 Summer Break Mobile Pantries
Thanks to your generosity and support of IPM's Summer Hunger campaign, we were able to fight summer-break food insecurity for school children, serving 1,608 families in five Clermont and Brown county communities throughout the summer.
"Several parents told me how much they appreciated the food pantry last year and hoped that we were going to have it again this summer. They shared that it was something they counted on to help their families. It definitely fills a need in our community, and we are thankful to be in partnership with IPM." — William C. Bick Primary School Principal Gregory Chandler 
IPM Pantry Needs
IPM is responding to increased need we're seeing in families throughout our community.
If you're interested in organizing a Collection Drive, please visit

Here are the current most-needed items to fill IPM's shelves for our clients:

  • Rice
  • "Chunky-style" Soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Paper Towels

Please bring donations to:
Newtown Pantry from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday;
Amelia Pantry from noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday.

Thank you for your generosity!
Save These Dates!

  • 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 10: Ecumenical Mobile Pantry, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 45255.

  • 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 23: Union Twp. Library, 4450 Glen Este Withamsville Rd., 45245.

  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 5: Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mt. Moriah Dr., 45245.
IPM Thanks Our Pantry Partners for Their Ongoing Support!
Doscher's Candies

The Motz Group

Wyler Family Foundation

Zimcom Internet Solutions

Zimmerman and Company CPAs