Archive for April 28, 2014

National Cornbread Festival and Martha White Donation

The Food Bank was blessed to receive the unused food items from the National Cornbread Festival and from the Martha White Company.

Many thanks to Beth Duggar who was the Chair of this year’s festival and to Martha White for your generosity and congratulations on a successful Festival.

The following is a list of items donated:

  • 68.5 cases of Martha White self rising corn meal
  • 5 cases of Martha White all purpose flour
  • 2 bags of Martha White self rising flour
  • 19 cans Spanish rice
  • 2 gallon bottles vegetable oil
  • 1 bottle lemon extract

Cumberland Presbyterian Mission Camp at Camp Glancy

In the summer of 2014, the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Marion are hosting a Mission Camp for youth at Camp Glancy in Coppinger Cove. They have selected MCCM as a possible focus for their mission work. We have provided them with a wish list of projects that would help us. More details will be in the June 2014 issue of this Newsletter.

Charlie McEntyre posted this question:

Are there homes of senior adults or disabled persons, who
own their home but can’t afford to hire someone to do some
maintenance? Given the high heating bills last winter, I was thinking of weather-stripping or installing plastic over windows or other ways of reducing their energy bills.

If you know of senior or disabled adults who might benefit from this type of ministry please let us know as soon as possible so we can let the Mission Camp folks know. MCCM will coordinate the list.

Anne Hicks Retires from MCCM Board

After many years of faithful service to MCCM as a volunteer and as Secretary of the MCCM Board Anne Hicks has retired. Her valuable service as Secretary and her insights as a member of the Board are already greatly missed.

Anne’s husband Sam was also a volunteer at MCCM for many years. We miss you both! We wish all the best of God’s blessings for Anne and Sam.

 

Charles McEntyre Elected to MCCM Board

At the April 15, 2014 meeting of the MCCM Board of Directors Charles McEntyre was elected to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Anne Hicks. Charlie brings a wealth of experience to the board:

Charlie was raised in Whitwell, Tennessee and graduated from Whitwell High School in 1968. He has a BA in Biology from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Alabama and a Master Level Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. Charlie worked for TVA for 38 years in various environmental engineering positions before retiring in 2012. He married his lovely wife Ruthie Stamper McEntyre in 1972 and they have one daughter and two grandsons. Ruthie was an elementary school teacher and librarian and also retired in 2012.

Charlie and Ruthie are active members of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church where Charles is currently serving as lay leader. Charles is also assistant chief of the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department which he joined in 1976. Charlie is also in the Crossroads Ruritan Club where he is currently serving as secretary.

Good Neighbors Is Closed!

We are out of money!

 

This winter has been a devastating one for heating bills. The 215 friends and neighbors during January, February, March and April who have needed help with their electric and gas bills especially have been hit hard – we have been seeing folks with $600 and $700 electric bills (several over $1,000) – and the Good Neighbors program is feeling the effects. Detailed results appear later in this newsletter. You can get even more details by clicking HERE.

We have paid the various utility companies to date in 2014 $14,905.00 with over $12,000.00 of that going to the two electric companies who serve Marion County, SVEC and EPB. We will reopen whenever we have sufficient money.

Please consider a donation to the Marion County Good Neighbors program. Please indicate on your check that your gift is for Good Neighbors. For your convenience you may also use PayPal or a credit card using the button below:




"Drive 4 UR Community" Fund Raising Event

On Friday May 23, 2014, from 12 Noon until 6:00 p.m., Moss Motors and Ford Motor Company are sponsoring a fund raising event to benefit the food bank.

For several years similar events have been held to benefit our schools. Moss Motors and Ford have extended the program to benefit charitable organizations in the community.

The event will be held at the old elementary school in Jasper. For each test drive taken Ford and Moss will donate to us $20.00 up to a maximum of $6000.00.Test drivers must be 18 years old or older and have a valid driver’s license. Only one $20.00 donation per household will be made.

Have you wanted to drive a hybrid and see what all the the talk is about. Here’s your chance and the food bank will be $20.00 richer for it.

Volunteers will be needed to help with this event. Please see article in the ‘Volunteer’s News’ section.

PASTORS: Please announce this event to your congregation.

MCCM Item of the Month

Canned Spaghetti Sauce and/or Spaghetti Noodles

Some of the Marion County Churches have ongoing food of the month food drives. If your church, school, or club doesn’t have a food of the month drive please consider starting one.

MCCM Results for March 2014


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1017 849
Children 437 355
Families 510 428
Boxes 711 N/A
Total Active Clients 1340 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 792 N/A
New Clients This Month 34 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.537% 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
43 3013.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 2743.00
Gas 270.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
EPB 70.00
Marion Natural Gas 140.00
Smiths Hardware 130.00
SVEC 2673.00


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