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 nine denominations as well as businesses, individuals, schools and community groups. In addition, IPM collaborates with the FreeStore Foodbank, Clermont County Safety Net Alliance, OSU Extension Clermont County and other agencies. All work together to provide basic needs and food resources to 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 has Choice Food and Clothing Pantries in Newtown and Amelia, Ohio. The Amelia pantry was opened in 2016, offering better access to residents of southeast Clermont County. Both offer a Choice Food and Clothing Pantry, Mobile Pantries, Community Gardens, Back-to-School Backpacks & Supplies, Holiday Programs and Emergency Assistance. IPM serves more than 4,400 families each year.
Beginning in 2018, IPM changed the pantry visit requirement from 90-days to 30-days and made dairy 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