Our Past and Future
Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center began partnering with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in September of 2014. As a major contributor, the Mid-Ohio Food Collective has empowered Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center to provide emergency food and resources to 565,646 central Ohioans. To date, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center has provided over 51,228,171 meals to over 143,504 families, consisting of 302,420 adults, 207,065 children, and 56,161 seniors from 83 counties and 244 zip-codes.
Shortly thereafter, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center partnered with Community Plates. This partnership enabled Inprem to offer clients, food donated by local restaurants, as well as fresh produce and grocery items.
There have been several significant partnerships and donations that led to Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center in becoming an emerging social services leader in the Central Ohio community. In 2016 Inprem partnered with the Community Computer Alliance to gain access to computers and other digital equipment that assisted us in providing quality food and produce to our customers in an efficient manner.
In 2017 Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center received a donation of several large freezers from Victory Outreach Ministries. This increased capacity enabled Inprem to serve more people in need of emergency food. In addition, this donation allowed Inprem to provide meat and frozen food products on a weekly basis.
In 2018, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, applied for and was awarded a grant from the City of Columbus Neighborhood Partnership. This partnership enabled Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center to provide emergency food to our constituents in an orderly and safe fashion. Inprem was able to increase safety and security for the patrons as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The monies from the award were allocated for the purchase of exterior lighting, remote communication devices, interior and exterior cameras and traffic safety devices.
One of the largest sources of the success in the continued expansion of products and services offered by Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, is the dedicated staff volunteers. These individuals have donated over 2,500 hours per month to ensure that Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center is able to provide the very best services to the community on a consistent basis.
Through the efforts of the dedicated staff and community partnerships, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center has been recognized and awarded several honors for its work in the Central Ohio community, and Abroad.
The Mid-Ohio Food Collective, formerly the Mid-Ohio Food Bank invited Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center to host a community event, entitled, An Integrated Response to Hunger in 2016. In addition, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, and it’s director, Alex-Eric Abrokwa-Clottey was featured in the Mid-Ohio Food Bank Newsletter in the same year.
In addition, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center received the “Kappan Power of Relationship Award” in 2016
In 2017, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center partnered with the “ Love Train” in Ghana, West Africa, as well as in regions in Kenya to provide privately donated emergency food, clothing and educational materials to school children.
Inprem continued to advance its mission in the West African region by encouraging female entrepreneurship in Cape Coast. Women were given assistance and training to establish sustainable and marketable products and services to end hunger and decrease poverty in the region.
In 2018, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center spear-headed a project in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa. This project was developed to provide safe drinking water to residents in the area.
In 2019, Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center was awarded the Heroism Award from the Global Foundations organization. In the same year, Senator Sherrod Brown recognized Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center for community advocacy, and issued a proclamation of support.
The success of Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center in the central Ohio area and abroad has led to several collaborations within the community. In recent years, Inprem partnered with several local churches and other agencies to broaden the spectrum of services offered as well as increased locations where fresh food and produce are available to people seeking emergency assistance.
Apostle Alex-Eric Abrokwa Clottey, director of Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, and several local leaders have partnered to provide emergency food assistance to several locations across the city on a monthly basis. These leaders include:Pastor David Judah of Vintage Grounds Church, Bishop Ronnie Reed, of MannaFest Christian Center, a collaboration with South-Side Neighborhood Organization, as well as a partnership with the Liberian Community of Central Ohio.
Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, with the support of our community partnerships and dedicated staff of volunteers, endeavors to increase capacity and broaden the spectrum of services through the creation of the “Home of Hope”. This “one-stop-shop” is designed to provide a variety of social service programs, resources and emergency food and material assistance under one roof. Inprem Holistic Community Resource Center, is working with federal, state, and local officials, as well as supporters from the public and private sectors to solicit funds to continue to provide essential products and services to increase hope, end hunger, and decrease poverty in America and abroad.