On the Go: Meeting Summer Hunger Needs
Throughout Our Community
Summer can be great for kicking back and enjoying family time, but having kids at home can cause a challenging food budget stretch for families who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals during the school year.

This is the third summer IPM is partnering with Clermont County school districts to provide Summer Break Mobile Pantries at four schools each month through August.

Thanks to your generous Summer Hunger donations — matched by a generous grant from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation — IPM is helping families bridge the summer food gap.

The first Summer Break Mobile Pantry, held at William C. Bick Primary School in Bethel this week, drew more than 100 families to the drive-through event. Representatives from the Child Focus Crisis Department and Anthem joined IPM to provide assistance to clients.

Additional Summer Break Mobile Pantries will be held at Clermont Northeastern Preschool (June 8, July 13, Aug. 10); Marr Cook Elementary School (June 15, July 20, Aug. 17); Williamsburg Old High School (June 22, July 27, Aug. 24); and again at William C. Bick Primary School (July 6, Aug. 3).

You can make a Summer Hunger matching donation online here:
"I am so happy for the great turnout and look forward to doing it again in July and August. 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
Forest Hills Work Study Program Volunteers
Gain Hands-On Learning Opportunities
IPM Food Pantry is so grateful for the sustaining support of all our volunteers, who come to us from all walks of life and range in age from families with children to senior citizens.

The Forest Hills Work Study Program has partnered with IPM for the past five school years (except during the Covid pandemic) to provide students with hands-on career exploration opportunities. Together, we work to help build a better community by empowering today's students to enhance their personal development, thus increasing future employment opportunities.

The students worked weekly at our Newtown Pantry this school year with IPM volunteer Mike Roberts, a retired educator. "I really enjoy working with them," he said. "It lets me keep my hand in teaching."

"Partnering with IPM has allowed our students to work on problem solving, communication and self-advocacy skills," said Nicole Gaskins, Forest Hills School District Job Coach. "Mike has been tremendous with understanding the purpose of our program and offering our students multiple opportunities to help develop into independent workers."

Check IPM's website for further information on Volunteer Opportunities.
We Came, We Walked/Ran, We Beat
IPM's Hunger Walk Fundraising Goal!
IPM's Hunger Walk team went the distance!

With 22 walkers and runners, we hit the pavement for the the Freestore Foodbank's 19th annual 5K on Memorial Day and finished strong.

Thanks to the support of our team and generous supporting donors, we strode past our initial $1,000 goal and flew across the finish line to our $1,500 enhanced goal!
IPM Food Pantry Needs
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Our volunteers created caring bags to distribute to IPM clients the week of Mother's Day. They're now collecting items for Father's Day caring bags, and are in need of the following items:
  • Shaving cream
  • After shave
  • Nail clippers
  • Conditioner

Additionally, here are the current most-needed items to fill IPM Food Pantry's shelves for our clients:

  • Cereal
  • Spaghetti sauce with meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Paper towels
  • Conditioner

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. Thank you for your generosity!
Save These Dates!
Welcome Summer!
IPM FOOD PANTRY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 4,
FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.

IPM 2022 BARRELS OF BOURBON RAFFLE:
Wednesday, July 20. Tickets, $25, will be sold July 5-19. Watch for details on prize packages!

DRIVE-THROUGH PANTRIES:
  • 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 24: Felicity United Methodist Church, 420 Walnut Lane, Felicity, 45120.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 29: Connection Point Church, 215 Columbia St., New Richmond, 45157.

SUMMER BREAK MOBILE PANTRIES:
  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 8: Clermont Northeastern Preschool, 463 S. Broadway, Owensville, 45160.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, June 9: Lynchburg Elementary School, 6760 St. Rt. 134, Lynchburg, 45142.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 15: Marr Cook Elementary School, 6692 Goshen Rd., Goshen, 45122.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 22: Williamsburg Old High School, 549 W. Main St., Williamsburg, 45176.
  • 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 6: William C. Bick Elementary School, 101 Fossyl Dr., Bethel, 45106.
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