Monthly Archives: January 2014


Our volunteers are the front line troops in the War on Hunger. Most of our volunteers are regularly scheduled to work at the food bank when we are open. We have our unsung “Hunger Heros” who work behind the scenes driving, loading, unloading our truck and trucks from the Chattanooga Food Bank. Some of our volunteers work special events such as the “MCHS vs SPHS Food Fight” prior to the big game, or the WRCB-TV “Share Your Christmas” event, or the Bonus Days events in 2013. Some serve on our Board of Directors.

We treasure each and every one of you and thank you for your service to Marion County.


Sam Anderson Gus Angele Jeannie Angele
Sherry Barnett Roy Barton Cecil Baxter
Derrald Beck Donald Belk Carrie Berube
Judy Blevins Martha Bolton Glen Boren
Diane Brackett Wes Brown Christi Bumpus
Joey Chapin Teresa Chapin Scott Collier
Connie Coppinger Ethel Crownover Kenneth Dalton
JoEllen Diehl Hayley Doss Lynn Durham
William Eggert Gary England Ginger England
Barbara Esatto Joe Esatto Deidra Evans
Shalah Free Marlene Fulbright Bailey Godwin
Blair Godwin Bryant Godwin Lisa Godwin
Tim Godwin Jim Gohlmann John Gohlmann
Raymond Graham Donnie Griffith Evelyn Griffith
Wayne Griffith Kermit Grissom Bob Hall
John Hart Jennifer Hasnani Madison Hasnani
Marissa Hasnani Ginger Holland Ed Hooper
Emily Hooper Jim Hooper Linda Hooper
Nancy Humphreys George Jackson Inez Johnson
Jack Keefe Becca Knudsen Charlene Layne
Janice Lewelling Richard Lewelling Gene Lewis
Brenda Lloyd Debbie McCrary John McCrary
Seth McCrary Barry McDevitt Charlene McDevitt
Charlie McEntyre Ruthie McEntyre Rhonda Mines
Holly Mosley Jerry Moss June Moss
Libby Pilgrim Maggie Prince Mason Prince
Stephanie Prince Patricia Reese Bobbie Ruth
Dee Scruggs Donnie Smith Mary Smith
Joe Suffredge Sunday School.members First Baptist Jasper Betty Tate
Juanice Thomasson Shonda Towery Joan Trantham
Sheilah Vinson Mary Jo Walker Josephine Watkins
Sandra Webb Kim Weindrop Judy Werp
Michael Werp Darlene Williamson Rob Woodfin
Brenda Woods Emily Wright
Category: MCCM News Archive

Food Drives and other Goods and Services

Marion County people have organized food drives and money drives, cleaned the brush and weeds from the cemetery in the yard of MCCM, kept the building in repair, trimmed branches from trees, donated warm clothing, blankets, pillows, toiletries, bath and laundry soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet tissue, dish washing soap, paper towels, books, magazines, Sunday School materials, Bibles, and other items.

The following provided many needed goods and services in 2013.

Arley Griffith Betty S. Hayes Catherine Brown
Chattanooga Area Food Bank Chattanooga State Community College Christ Church Episcopal
Citizen`s State Bank City Of Kimball Colonial Chemical, Inc
Coppinger Cove Baptist Church Dollar General Don Smith
Eddie Bell Eddie Lundien Elizabeth Austin
Ernie Harris First Baptist Church Of Jasper First Baptist Church Of South Pittsburg
First Volunteer Bank Frank Coffelt Gateway Worship Center
Grandview Hospital Greg and Cindy Easterly Gregory Crew
Guy Hamilton Havron`s Chapel UMC Heather Cook
Helen Cisco Henry Camp Holly Ashley
Holly Martin Jasper Church Of The Nazarene Jasper Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Jasper Elementary School Jasper Fire Department Jasper Middle School
Jasper Public Library Jean Shadrick Jo Palmer
Karen Hinkle Keith Lehman Kenneth Samples
Kim Phillips Laura Kilpatrick Linda McReynolds
Lori Bell Marilyn Williams Marion County High School
Marion County High School Band Marion County Newspapers Mark Kelly
McKendree UMC Melissa Blevins Mildred Folds
Mineral Springs Baptist Mitch Cox Mountain View Baptist
New Beginnings Church Our Lady Of Lourdes Pastor David Berry
Praise and Worship Center Ragner Events Rhonda Haggard
Richard City Cumberland Presbyterian River Valley Ag Credit Rock-Tenn
Sandra Webb Sew Notions Sherriff Bo Burnett
Shoney`s South Pittsburg Elementary South Pittsburg High School
South Pittsburg Lions Club South Pttsburg Rotary Club Stacie Coleman
Sulphur Springs UMC SVE-CARES Travis Bryant
Variform, Inc Victory Baptist Church WalMart Foundation
Wesley Jones Whitwell High School Whitwell Library
WRCB-TV, Channel 3
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Financial Contributors

Did you know that we can stretch the food dollar? We buy at heavily discounted rates from local food sources and from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank…and the state does not require us to pay sales tax.

The following made financial contributions in 2013:

Aldine K Ketner Alice and Hugh Cromer Anna Jayne Layne
Anonymous Anthony and Tara Yell Baptist Hill Baptist Church
Beth and Ryan Claunch Betty S. Hayes Bible Baptist
Calvary Baptist Carolyn Boyd Carolyn Havron
Carolyn Stewart Catherine Brown Charlie McEntyre
Cheryl Kellermann Christ Church Episcopal Clayton and Josephine Watkins
Connie Coppinger Coppinger Cove Baptist Church Cristy Dobson
D A and L C Smith Deborah and Kenneth Scott Eastern Star
Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church Ed and Linda Hooper Elizabeth Austin
Elizabeth Kelly First Baptist Church Of South Pittsburg First Baptist Church Whitwell
First United Methodist Women Of Whitwell First Volunteer Bank First Volunteer Bank Of South Pittsburg
Fred and Melody Parsons Friends Of Faith FW and Shirley Lundy
Gateway Church Of God Gaynell Vinson George and Sue Ison
Grace Baptist Grandview Hospital Greg and Cindy Easterly
Hal and Joan Davis Havron`s Chapel UMC Henry and Donna Lodge
Highland Plaza UMC Friends Holly Ave UMC Investment Insight, Ltd
Jame and Betty Kindred James K. Ensor James N. and Phyllis T. Wilson
James and Mitzi Shadrick Jasper Church Of The Nazarene Jasper First Baptist Church
Jasper First Baptist Doers SS Class Jasper Jaycees Jasper Ministerial Association
Jere R. and Deena C. Brown Jerry Smith Jim Gohlmann
Jo Ann Ramsey Jo Dean Shaffer John and Kelly Latshaw
John and Linda Hart John and Mary Shelley John and Sarah Moore
Judy Priest Kathy Jordan Kaz and Jennifer Hasnani
Kelly`s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Kim Hobby Kim and Rob Woodfin
Kimball Baptist Church Kirkpatrick`s Foodland Larry and Rita Peacock
Lavada Thomasson Les and Pat Price Lodge Manufacturing
Louis Bell Louise Colquette Lynda Smith
M L Smith Margaret Kinsey Marilyn Williams
Marion County Childrens Fund Marion County Newspapers Marion County Sertoma Club
Mark Kelly McKendree UMC Melvin and Jean Shadrick
Mineral Springs Baptist Moody and Marlene Parsons Moss Motors
Nancy Cobb New Beginnings Church Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian
Pat and Steve Ridley Patricia Hill Pine Set Baptist Church
Praise and Worship Center Ragner Events Robert Of Susan Thomas
Rosemary Cuadros Sandra Webb Sarah Lodge
Sardis Umc Sequatchie Mountain Baptist Sequatchie Valley VFW
Sherman and Linda Barnett Sherry and Robert Barnett Shirley and Tommy Roberts
Shirley Thomas Shop-Rite South Pittsburg Ladies Club
South Whitwell Baptist Stacie Coleman Steve Smalling
Sue Foshee Sulphur Springs UMC SVE=CARES
Sweeten`s Cove Fire Dept Tabernacle Baptist Tate Funeral Home
Terry and Donna Sartain Thomas and Donna Lawson Tim and Rita Rash
Tommye K Stanfill United Way Of Franklin County United Way Of Marion County
Upper Marion County Ministerial Association Velma Snipes Victory Baptist Church
WalMart Foundation Wendy and Michael Hooper Western Sizzlin`
Whitwell Hign School Interact Club Whitwell Lions Club William McKee

Marion County Community Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) Corporation.

All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Please check with your tax adviser.

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January Newsletter Delayed

I know you eagerly check your email Inbox on the first day of each month in anticipation of receiving the MCCM monthly newsletter, so I know how disappointed you must have been when it did not appear.

We delayed publication of the January Newsletter because of some pending MCCM Board business. Board meetings are usually held early in the month but this month the meeting is on January 14, a trifle too late for a January edition (I guess we could have called it the pert-near-February edition).



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Marion County Newspapers Cookbook Sale

MCCM was presented with a check for over $800.00 by Melissa Brown, Publisher of the Marion County Newspapers. The $800 represents the profits from the sale of Cookbooks.

The newspaper had cookbooks left over from a previous cookbook sale and they were taking up space in their offices. They decided to sell them at a discount and give the proceeds to MCCM: a very creative solution to 2 problems.



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Jasper Journal Top 10 Stories for 2013

The Jasper Journal on January 7, 2014 ran a front page feature on the Top 10 Stories for 2013. MCCM was featured as the number 6 story.

As you may recall, we had a major shortfall in contributions of food and money. We were in danger of not being able to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in Marion County. Melissa Brown wrote a feature story, published in the Journal and the Hustler, describing our plight.

The outpouring of food and money from the people of Marion County was overwhelming.

Thank you Melissa Brown and Marion County Newspapers for your support of this ministry.


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2013 Food Bank Results

We broke all of our records for the Food Bank in 2013. It would not have been possible without the generosity of our neighbors in Marion County and our dedicated and hardworking volunteer force. Thank you!

The following graph shows the 2013 results. You may also see the results in more detail by clicking here.

2013 Food Bank Results

2013 Food Bank Results

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2013 Good Neighbors Results

We Also set new records for the Good Neighbors program in 2013. The graph below shows the 2013 result. You may also see the detail results by clicking here

2013 Good Neighbors Results

2013 Good Neighbors Results

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MCCM Results for December 2013

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Adults 1074 859
Children 522 386
Families 553 438
Boxes 786 N/A
Total Active Clients 1271 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 751 N/A
New Clients This Month 23 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.810% 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
32 2212.85

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 1887.85
Gas 325.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
EPB 70.00
Smiths Hardware 325.00
SVEC 1817.85

Year-to-date Food Bank Results
Year-to-date Good Neighbors Results