Archive for August 1, 2014

New Release of the Client Management Software

The new release of the software is essentially finished. This means that the software is a release-candidate. We are also nearing the two busiest months of the year. One of the major lessons learned in my 40 years of software development is that it is never a good idea to release major releases during critical periods. The MCCM Board has approved deferring the release until January 2015. During the intervening months we will continue parallel testing with our “Desk” folks as time permits and get their suggestions and feedback.

Closer to the release date we will conduct a series of training sessions to familiarize our folks who work the front desk. Stay tuned!

Reminder to Volunteers

Please remember to check your assignment schedule each month.

If you unable to serve at your scheduled time please arrange for your replacement or let Ginger England know.

We have been very busy recently. Some quick arithmetic shows that over last month we averaged 66 boxes per day.

When you miss, YOU ARE REALLY MISSED.

 

Camp Glancy Mission Campers

On Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014 a busload of about 30 young folks and their Camp Counselors descended upon MCCM.

These campers were attending Mission Camp sponsored by the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Marion County.

Mission Camp

Their “MISSION” was to stock shelves, fill boxes, clean the interior of the building, and add a door to one of the accesses to the crawl space beneath the building; this, in spite of the 90+ degree day outside and the 85+ degree day inside the building thanks to a broken air-conditioning system.

They were absolutely amazing in their tireless efforts. In a couple of hours of fast and furious activity they had accomplished their goals.

Many of our volunteers commented about how clean the building looked.

Thank you Campers and Counselors for your hard work and terrific job.

Thanks to SVEC Co-op

Poison IvyPoison Ivy seems to have taken over the cemetery in back of the facility thwarting efforts of various groups to keep it neat and tidy.

When we mentioned the problem to Beth Duggar of SVEC she said she thought the Co-op could take care of the noxious weed.

 

“Photo courtesy of www.poison-ivy.org”

Many Thanks to Beth and the SVEC Co-op for agreeing to spray the cemetery to kill the poison ivy as their schedule permits.

MCCM Results for July 2014


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1102 897
Children 515 411
Families 569 471
Boxes 798 N/A
Total Active Clients 1342 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 910 N/A
New Clients This Month 27 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.012% 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
0 0

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements


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