Feeding Families. Nourishing Souls.
1 million pounds of food provided annually
ABOUT IPM FOOD PANTRY
IPM Food Pantry feeds families in need and brings community members together to enhance lives throughout the Cincinnati area. IPM continues to transform the definition of a traditional food pantry. We meet people where they are and treat each family with dignity, helping the entire community thrive.
Things We Do
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
“On Saturday night, I would often go to work thinking about my kids, knowing exactly how many tips I needed to pay our rent for the month. When I learned about IPM, I was worried about what people would think, but my family was in need, so I walked through the pantry doors. The volunteers were so welcoming, and I was relieved that I could count on the pantry for the food my family needed."
Since our founding in 1964 by four local churches, IPM Food Pantry has focused on feeding families in need to create a thriving community. IPM has expanded its reach, through collaboration, from a single pantry into more than 30 zip codes spanning four counties. The 2020 pandemic caused us to shift — as need increased and indoor access ceased — to Drive-Through and Mobile pantries. In 2022 IPM provided nearly 40 mobile food pantries, and almost 65 percent of our clients are served in their communities with Mobiles, Pop-Ups and through our Food Resource Hub.
IPM IN THE NEWS!
Chip Nielsen and Jane Portman, two respected community leaders, recently joined the Board of Trustees of IPM Food Pantry, an organization dedicated to alleviating food insecurity in the Cincinnati area. Nielsen brings his extensive experience from the business and real estate sectors to IPM, on whose board he has served before. Portman and her husband, former U.S. Senator Rob Portman, have served the Cincinnati community for decades as board members and volunteers. Jane was named one of The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Women of the Year in 2013 for her dedication to volunteering in the community.
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER
Multiple times every summer IPM hosts mobile food pantries at churches, schools and community locations, often located in food deserts. At these events, IPM serves over 100 individuals and families who are in need of food assistance. Click below to apply to be a mobile volunteer.