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Monthly Results for April 2019

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Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 790 596
Children 326 230
Families 387 294
Boxes 540 N/A
Total Active Clients 1152 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2372 N/A
New Clients This Month 11 N/A
Net Growth This Month 0.955% 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
55 3870.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 3350.00
Gas 80.00
Kerosene 95.00
Water 345.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Castle Grocery 95.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 275.00
Marion Natural Gas 80.00
SVEC 3350.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 70.00

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Facts about poverty and hunger in America *

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Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2017:

  • 40 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including more than 12 million children.
  • 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
  • 58% 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)

* https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america
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Monthly Results for March 2019

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Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1004 752
Children 402 301
Families 494 365
Boxes 684 N/A
Total Active Clients 1178 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2331 N/A
New Clients This Month 15 N/A
Net Growth This Month1.273%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

FamiliesDisbursements
201471.89

Disbursements per Service Type

Service TypeDisbursements
Electric1070.00
Gas140.00
Kerosene70.00
Water191.89

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility SupplierDisbursements
Castle Grocery70.00
Griffith Creek Utility District140.00
Jasper Water and Sewer70.00
SVEC1070.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water)70.00
Tracy City Public Utility51.89

New MCCM Board Members

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The Board of Directors of MCCM is pleased to welcome three new board members: Sherry Barnett, Judy Blevins, and Bruce Johnson.

Each of these new board members works as a volunteer for the Food Bank and/or Good Neighbors Programs so they are familiar with the operation of these programs. In addition, each bring years of experience in a variety of business endeavors. In a future edition of this newsletter we hope to highlight each member.

Welcome Sherry, Judy and Bruce!

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Food Waste in America

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SAVING GOOD FOOD FROM GOING TO WASTE

In America, we have enough food to feed every man, woman and child, yet 72 billion pounds of safe, edible food goes to waste each year. In fact, an estimated 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. And more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste1.

Feeding America and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, an agency of Feeding America have programs in place to rescue food from restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturers, food service companies and farmers to gather food before it goes to waste. But did you realize how much food is wasted by families in the kitchen?

Beth Moncel, Budget Bytes website, writes: “Reducing food waste in the kitchen, like most things, is all about creating good habits. Food waste isn’t just about tossing your leftovers or buying more than you can eat, it’s the little bits of food here and there that go unnoticed that really add up. Here are 8 small habits that can make a big difference when it comes to reducing kitchen waste.” [Read more …]


1. https://www.feedingamerica.org/our-work/our-approach

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Monthly Results for February 2019

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Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1230 869
Children 570 384
Families 611 425
Boxes 873 N/A
Total Active Clients 1184 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2313 N/A
New Clients This Month 28 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.365% 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
46 3136.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 2506.00
Gas 210.00
Kerosene 70.00
Propane 70.00
Water 280.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Castle Grocery 70.00
EPB 280.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 140.00
Marion Natural Gas 210.00
Smiths Hardware 70.00
South Pittsburg Water 70.00
SVEC 2226.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 70.00

2018 Giving Record

If you need a record of 2018 giving to this ministry for tax purposes please let us know and one will be mailed to you. We can also email them to you if you lets us know at 2018-tax@mccmfbgn.org

We have automatically mailed them in the past. As a cost-cutting measure, we are no longer mailing them.

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Last Month’s Newsletter?

Last month the newsletter did not go out; Gary had the flu. I know you were keenly disappointed.

For this month’s newsletter we are including the results for December 2018 and January 2019.

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MCCM Results for January 2019

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1081 772
Children 445 288
Families 482 349
Boxes 723 N/A
Total Active Clients 1174 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2297 N/A
New Clients This Month 13 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.107% 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
33 2370.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 1937.00
Gas 210.00
Water 223.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
EPB 70.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 223.00
Marion Natural Gas 210.00
SVEC 1867.00

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