Since 1964, Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) has been helping families in need. The organization began when members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church started a nursery school and outreach program to help families living in the stilt homes along the Little Miami River. IPM is now supported by over 40 churches from a number of denominations as well as businesses, individuals, schools and community groups. In addition, IPM collaborates with the Freestore Foodbank, Clermont County Safety Net Alliance, Coverd, Clermont County YMCA, 9United, OSU Extension-Clermont County and other agencies. All work together to meet the basic needs of families and seniors who live in eastern Hamilton, western Brown and Clermont counties in Ohio.
This aligns with IPM’s mission to provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives. IPM offers Choice Food and Clothing Pantries in Newtown and Amelia, Ohio. The Amelia pantry opened in 2016, offering better access to residents of southeast Clermont County and western Brown County. In addition to the Choice Food and Clothing Pantries, IPM provides Mobile and Pop-Up Pantries, Community Gardens, a Choice Back-to-School Store, Holiday Programs, Cooking Classes, Summer Community Picnics and Emergency Assistance. IPM provides groceries for over 28,000 individual client visits each year.
Beginning in 2018, IPM changed the pantry visit requirement from 90-days to 30-days and made dairy, eggs and fresh produce available.
Our mission is: To provide food, clothing and other communal support to those in need and to empower clients with information, support and services to improve their lives.
Our Core Values
- Always be faith-based
- Treat all people with respect, dignity, and kindness
- Seek solutions through collaboration