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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

 

Five Myths About Hunger*

Help debunk these common hunger myths.

February 14, 2018
by Allison Weber

Hunger can be hard to spot in America. You can’t always see it—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Our country is affluent by global standards, yet there are families in every county in the U.S. who can’t afford to stock their cupboards with the food they need.

If we can debunk these five myths about hunger, we can help raise awareness of the problem and loosen its grasp on people in need:

 

#1 

MYTH: There’s a hunger crisis in other parts of the world—not in America.

FACT: More than 41 million people face hunger in the United States. That’s more people than the entire population of Canada. And it means that across our nation, people simply can’t make ends meet. High housing costs, rising food prices and unexpected expenses have left millions unable to stretch their dollars far enough. Sometimes they can put a warm meal on the table after a long day—and sometimes they go to bed hungry.

#2

MYTH: People who face hunger in America are typically homeless and unemployed.
FACT: Most of the households we serve are not homeless, and they have at least one working adult. In homes across the nation, there are people like Claudia who wake up with the sun and turn out the lights late. They’re working nearly every day, giving back to their community and raising a family. Even though they’re pinching pennies, they struggle to fill their plates with the food they need to keep going.

#3 

MYTH: Hunger is most frequently found in cities.

FACT: Hunger is common in rural areas—including some of the farming communities that grow America’s crops. Seventy-five percent of the counties with the highest hunger rates in America are in rural areas. Limited access to jobs, transportation and education make it tough to earn a living in remote areas like rural Alaska. Some are forced to choose between paying for groceries or other essentials like heat. This is an especially difficult choice for parents during the winter, and it’s all too common.

#4 

MYTH: Food waste and hunger are different problems with different solutions.

FACT: By reducing food waste in America, we can also help reduce hunger. Seventy-two billion pounds of good food goes to waste each year in America, while at the same time, 41 million people struggle with hunger. Feeding America works with food companies, farmers and other generous partners to rescue more than 3 billion pounds of food each year and help deliver it to families in need. We believe that rescuing food from going to waste is critical to solving the hunger problem in our country.

#5 

MYTH: I can’t do much to help overcome challenges like hunger and food waste.

FACT: Individual actions add up to make a significant impact. There are many ways you can help fight hunger.

  • Contribute to MCCM Food Bank:

 

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* http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-blog/five-myths-about-hunger.html

Monthly Results for March 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 999 772
Children 385 290
Families 498 387
Boxes 690 N/A
Total Active Clients 1237 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2044 N/A
New Clients This Month 17 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.374% 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
50 3575.60

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 3045.00
Gas 251.47
Water 279.13

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Griffith Creek Utility District 41.47
Jasper Water and Sewer 209.13
Marion Natural Gas 210.00
SVEC 3045.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 70.00

 

Monthly Results for February 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting
CAFB2

Reporting
Adults 929 733
Children 331 279
Families 472 372
Boxes 633 N/A
Total Active Clients 1246 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2019 N/A
New Clients This Month 18 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.445% 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
59 4093.95

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 3603.41
Gas 150.00
Kerosene 70.00
Propane 70.00
Water 200.54

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Castle Grocery 70.00
EPB 280.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 43.52
Marion Natural Gas 150.00
Smiths Hardware 70.00
SVEC 3323.41
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 70.87
Tracy City Public Utility 86.15

Hunger in America

Facts about poverty and hunger in America1

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)

1http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-and-poverty-facts.html