Shop Small Reindeer Crawl Engages Community
In Holiday Collection for IPM
During the holiday season, we are reminded daily of the generous hearts of all of you in our IPM community!

Through your amazing donations of time, talent and treasure, you are ensuring that IPM can continue to meet the needs of families who are struggling.

One such collaboration: the annual Shop Small Reindeer Crawl in November. Nine local businesses once again joined forces to donate a portion of their holiday shopping season proceeds to IPM, contributing over $3,000 to help IPM spread cheer where it's needed most.

"We are so proud to be a part of such a caring, creative and generous community," said Alida Hart, IPM President & CEO. "Our partners are supportive through all seasons, but the spirit of giving is even stronger during the holidays, and for that we are truly grateful."
Community Gardens Provide Fresh Produce
To Nourish IPM Families
This year's healthy harvest from IPM's Community Gardens, along with donations from gardeners throughout our service area, provided over 7,000 pounds of fresh produce that we distributed to IPM clients throughout the season at Drive-Through Pantries, Mobile Pantries and Pop-Up Pantries.

IPM's Newtown and Amelia gardens, cultivated by volunteers, produced 569 pounds. Additionally, we received 2,581 pounds of produce from the gardens of Linda Ramey, 2,237 pounds from Anderson Hills United Methodist Church and 1,080 pounds from Milford's Valley View Foundation, among multiple other gardeners.

We are thankful for the fruits of the labor of everyone in our community growing food to sustain our neighbors in need. We appreciate your green-thumb talents!
IPM Pantry Needs

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

  • Cereal
  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit

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.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10: St. Thomas Christmas Caper, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Holiday cookie and candy sale and raffle; partial proceeds benefit IPM Food Pantry.
IPM Food Pantry will be Closed for Christmas:
Wednesday, December 21 - Monday, Jan. 2.
Our Newtown Pantry will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3; our Amelia Pantry will reopen Thursday, Jan. 5.
ONGOING: IPM's WINTER COAT DRIVE, drop off new or gently-used coats:
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays (Newtown pantry)
  • noon-4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays (Amelia pantry)
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