Inter Parish Ministry

Feeding Families. Nourishing Souls.

aka IPM Food Pantry   |   Cincinnati, OH   |  http://www.interparish.org/

Mission

Feeding Families in need and connecting neighbors to life-enhancing resources.

Notes from the nonprofit

IPM has been serving families in need years. Families can receive groceries from our two pantry locations, in addition to over 30 mobile food pantry sites per year. We have a strong financial backing and governance program. With 200 volunteers, we have a large community presence that enables us to provide not only food, but clothing vouchers, school supplies, holiday gifts, community gardens and summer picnics.

Ruling year info

1975

President & CEO

Mrs. Alida Hart

Main address

3509 Debolt Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45244 USA

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Formerly known as

Tri Parish Ministry

EIN

23-7451134

NTEE code info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our vision is to create a thriving, food-secure community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Holiday Assistance

Projects include special holiday-themed IPM Plates meal kits (Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as a Christmas store, where families in need can shop for gifts for their families for a small fee.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

School supplies, including backpacks and vouchers for school clothes are distributed to students in need.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides families in need with food and personal care essentials in a Drive-Through or Choice Food Pantry, where clients can shop similarly to shopping in a grocery store. Clothing vouchers are provided when available.

Population(s) Served

Drive-Through Mobile Pantries expand access to food into more remote portions of IPM's service area, with a focus on increasing access points in food deserts and providing resources for the underserved through collaboration with other providers.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Provides food boxes, Power Packs and other essentials to other social service agencies and schools so that food can be distributed to families in need across underserved communities.

Population(s) Served

Free community meals in the summer months open to all which bring together individuals across the community to share a meal, engage, learn and listen.

Population(s) Served

Full bags of groceries are provided at events designed to introduce families in need to IPM and raise awareness of IPM's services. Typically offered in collaboration with schools and other social service agencies.

Population(s) Served
Families
Families
Families
Seniors
Families
Seniors

Partner with affordable housing complexes to provide clients an opportunity to grown and access fresh and healthy food. Also provide community gardens at Pantry locations as a source of produce for families in need.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Seniors
Families
Seniors
Families

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year-Food Pantry Category 2020

Cincinnati Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

Feeding America 1995

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Choice and Drive-Through Food Pantries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

*In 2020 the need in our community more than doubled due to the impact of COVID-19 **Services provided include Food Pantries, Mobile Pantries and Food Resource Hub

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Choice and Drive-Through Food Pantries

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Capacity Expansion-Expand IPM's reach to reduce food insecurity; Identify and expand to target areas and demographics, including identifying new Newtown facility by the end of 2022.
Healthy Foods-Provide access and education to healthy nutritious food; Increase healthy food selections; educate and encourage healthy eating.
Poverty Mitigation-Align and partner with agencies to mitigate poverty; Identify and develop an approach to help clients navigate and connect resources.

Capacity Expansion: 1. Expand in underserved geography and demographics by partnering with community stakeholders. 2. Increase amount of groceries to students and their families. 3. Expand IPM Food Resource Hub role.

Healthy Foods: 1. Grow IPM Plates brand (complete and nutritious meal kits with instructions for clients). 2. Encourage, educate and equip clients to make healthier food decisions. Provide healthier food selections at all food distribution sites.

Poverty Mitigation: 1. Develop community alliances to help families navigate out of poverty. 2. Evaluate feasibility and implement a Client Resource Center/Collaborative

An engaged and dedicated Board of Trustees.

Experienced and committed staff team.

A 200-strong volunteer base.

Large donor base and strong donor retention.

Strong financial base and funds designated for future programs and capital improvements.

57+ year history and excellent reputation in the community.

Strong collaboration with other over 35 schools and social service agencies

Operation of two facilities since 2017.
Implementation of 30 mobile pantries across IPM's service area this year.
Became a Food Resource Hub for 35 schools and agencies over the last year.
Designated funds for future capital improvements.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    IPM Food Pantry serves families facing food insecurity. This includes individuals, families with children and seniors. Many of the families we serve are under-employed or disabled.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Responding to COVID-19, IPM began to operate a Drive-Through Pantry, temporarily replacing its Choice Pantry model. Surveying families we serve, we found that most prefer the Drive-Through Pantry, due to a sense of anonymity and increased convenience. Due to this, we continue to offer the Drive-Through format and will also offer the option of visits to the Choice Pantry by appointment in the future.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Listening to our client's feedback gives them a voice.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Inter Parish Ministry

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard (Dick) Durand

Roger Brummett

Calvin Presbyterian Church

Gary Givler

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Kris Mullin

St. Timothy Episcopal Church

Mary Jo Heintz

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Polly Brennaman

Armstrong Chapel UMC

Richard Durand

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Steve Elliot

Anderson Hills UMC

Noah Fleischmann

Indian HIll Church

Martha Rassi

Armstrong Chapel UMC

James Russell

St Timothy Episcopal

Cyndy Wright Sellers

Park National Bank

Tricia Mullins

Mercy Health Foundation

Kelly Holden

DBL Law

Ian Hasler

Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs

Nirvani Head

Indian Hill Church

Mike Overbey

West Clermont School District

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/31/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data