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Poverty and Hunger in America*

For people facing hunger, poverty is just one issue

40 million Americans struggle with hunger, a number nearly equal to the 40.6 million officially living in poverty. Based on annual income, 72% of the households the Feeding America network served in 2014 lived at or below the federal poverty level with a median annual household income of $9,175.

Though they often go hand in hand, poverty is just one of several issues tied to hunger. Unemployment, household assets, and even demographics can also make it difficult to access the nutritious food people need to thrive.


* http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/facts.html

Monthly Results for August 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1021 806
Children 487 356
Families 505 383
Boxes 738 N/A
Total Active Clients 1229 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2153 N/A
New Clients This Month 16 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.302% N/A
  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.

Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
2 205.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 70.00
Water 135.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Jasper Water and Sewer 135.00
SVEC 70.00

Monthly Results for July 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1092 826
Children 492 343
Families 516 387
Boxes 767 N/A
Total Active Clients 1237 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2133 N/A
New Clients This Month 25 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.021% N/A

 

  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.

Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
5 419.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 144.00
Gas 70.00
Unknown 70.00
Water 135.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Jasper Water and Sewer 135.00
Marion Natural Gas 70.00
Other 70.00
SVEC 144.00

 

 

Help us win up to $25,000 – VOTING LINK REVISED – Much Easier

25 Year of Giving Video Contest

Have you heard the news?

The First Tennessee Foundation is celebrating 25 years of giving through a video contest and we could be eligible to receive up to $25,000 for our organization.

However, we need your help!

Our video has been submitted to the 25 Years of Giving Video Contest from the First Horizon Foundation and now we need YOU to vote for us!

We have lots of competition; there are more than 400 agencies competing for these grants.

The top 30 videos with the most votes will advance to the next level as a finalist and could be one of the 25 selected winners receiving a grant. You can vote once per day beginning Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR MCCM’s VIDEO:

After clicking on the link, watch our wonderful 1 minute video and then cast your vote.

Public voting ends August 31, 2018.

We cannot do this without you!

Please forward this to your friends and urge them to vote for us as well.

Thanks,

MCCM

PS: We are very grateful to Charlie McEntyre’s nephew,
Terry Farriss who donated his time and considerable talent to produce the video for us. Thanks, Terry for your hard work and creativity,

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Monthly Results for June 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1059 822
Children 472 356
Families 525 409
Boxes 750 N/A
Total Active Clients 1242 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2099 N/A
New Clients This Month 20 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.610% N/A

 

  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.

 

Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
3 452.21

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 317.21
Water 135.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Jasper Water and Sewer 135.00
SVEC 317.21

 

Monthly Results for May 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1249 889
Children 603 416
Families 593 435
Boxes 891 N/A
Total Active Clients 1246 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2078 N/A
New Clients This Month 22 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.766% N/A

 

  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.

Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
4 345.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 345.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
SVEC 345.00

 

 

Facts about poverty and hunger in America*

Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2016:

  • 41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children. In 2015, 5.4 million seniors struggled to afford enough to eat.
  • A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
  • Households with children were more likely to be food insecure than those without children
  • 59% of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)

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*http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/facts.html

Hunger in Working America

From Paycheck to Pantry:1

From Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger and the Working PoorThe research report, From Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger in Working America, documents the challenges facing many working families that receive charitable food assistance through the Feeding America network. While more than half (54%) of all client households have a member that has worked for pay in the past 12 months, these households still experience difficulties in meeting their basic needs. Limited hours, changes in employment status, low incomes, and competing household expenses are some of the common challenges.

  • Nearly nine out of ten (89%) client households with employment report an annual household income of $30,000 or less.
  • More than two-thirds (69%) of working client households live at or below the federal poverty line, which was $23,550 for a family of four in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Many client households face challenges in securing full-time positions, with more than half (57%) of working client households reporting part-time employment (30 hours or less per week).

In addition, the report identifies the variety of ways in which client households with employment struggle to make ends meet, such as making tough decisions between paying for food and other living expenses, as well as utilizing a variety of other coping mechanisms to access enough food. They report high rates of participation in federal and charitable programs. In addition, one in four (24%) working client households has an adult member currently enrolled in school, whose increased educational attainment may allow for more employment prospects and/or higher paying positions in the future, but may contribute to the present strain on household resources.

The report findings are based on additional analyses of data collected from Hunger in America 2014 about client households with employment in the past year. The report was released jointly by Feeding America and Oxfam America in November 2014.

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1 http://www.feedingamerica.org/research/hunger-in-working-america/

Monthly Results for April 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 931 730
Children 374 268
Families 447 351
Boxes 642 N/A
Total Active Clients 1251 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2049 N/A
New Clients This Month 17 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.359% N/A

 

  1. MCCM Reporting reflects all client family visits to food bank during the month.
  2. Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) Reporting eliminates duplicate visits by a client family.
  3. Clients who have not received assistance in the last 12 months.

Good Neighbors Results

Families Disbursements
37 2617.61

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 2225.00
Gas 112.61
Water 280.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Griffith Creek Utility District 42.61
Jasper Water and Sewer 70.00
Marion Natural Gas 70.00
SVEC 2225.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 140.00
Tracy City Public Utility 70.00