IPM is providing a new service to build food security and increase food access in the community, holding its first Pop-Up Pantry of 2020 to families at
Clermont Northeastern Elementary School
As parents entered the building for school conferences, families were given jars of peanut butter and jelly and after-school snacks for their children. Through this Pop-Up Pantry, IPM served over 170 individuals from 46 different families.
According to the school nurse, "There is a huge need in this area. So many parents are working but still struggling to get by." About half of the student body is on free or reduced lunch. Many grandparents are also facing the task of raising their grandchildren, and it is a challenge to put food on the table.
IPM wants families in need to know that we are here to help and hopes to raise awareness about the services available at IPM Food Pantry through our Pop-Up Pantry program.