Archive for October 8, 2014

We have a New Look!

We have updated the masthead of the newsletter. Negative or positive feedback is welcomed.

Join SVEC in helping our neighbors

This headline is quoted directly from the headline of the SVEC October 14 Newsletter.

On November 3, SVEC is sponsoring the 18th Annual Holiday Food Drive.

MCCM will be the beneficiary of food collected at the Marion County offices of the co-op.

If you bring six canned goods to any SVEC Marion County office to be donated to MCCM you will receive a copy, as a gift from SVEC, while supplies last, a copy of the 75th Anniversary Family Favorites Cookbook. Extra copies of the cookbook can be purchased from SVEC for $5, with the proceeds going to MCCM as well.

 

Annual Warm Clothing Drive

As winter and cold weather approaches we are reminded that many of our Marion County friends and neighbors need warm clothing. MCCM is sponsoring a Warm Clothing drive. Warm clothing includes the following: Coats, Hats, Gloves, Socks, Blankets and Quilts.

Churches: Please consider sponsoring a Warm Clothing drive among your members.

The BIG GAME Helps Feed the Hungry

On October 31, the annual rivalry between the Warriors of Marion County High School and the Pirates of South Pittsburg High School (ed note: the order of mention is Visitors 1st and Home Team 2nd) will be played out in Beene Stadium in South Pittsburg.

At that game one of MCCM’s partners is the war on hunger, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB), is sponsoring again this year a food drive before the game. All of the food and money collected will benefit the Marion County Food Bank.

Whether you wear Purple and White or Orange and Black, please consider bring a can or two of food to the game to support your team and your Marion County Food Bank.

We are grateful to Melissa Blevins and Helen Sisco of CAFB for again spearheading this food drive.

 

First Volunteer 'Tailgate-a-Palooza'

Many, many thanks to Patti Steele and Don Adkins and the great folks at First Volunteer Bank for sponsoring this September event again involving the schools in Marion County and all of the First Volunteer Branches. On September 30 and October 1 First Volunteer delivered 4,000 cans of food to MCCM. The busiest time of the year, and the most expensive drain on our food budget annually is from October until December. This great project will assist us in helping feed our neighbors.

Do you know what happens October 12 – October 18?

Thanks to Melissa Brown of Marion County Newspapers for her wonderful article in the Jasper Journal. We appreciate you Melissa and we appreciate what you are doing for our County and for the help you have given MCCM.

Back to our question. Also, thanks to Melissa we learned that the period from October 12 to October 18 is “National Food Bank Week”. I told Melissa that we were so busy being a food bank that we did not know that National Food Bank Week was coming up.

Good Neighbors News – WooHoo*

At our Board Meeting on October 7 the Board authorized reopening of Good Neighbors on Tuesday, October 28th. As the cold weather approaches we are grateful to be able to help our Neighbors keep warm.

 

* Ancient theological 🙂 word meaning “Thanks be to God!”

So why is this Newsletter a week late?

The quick answer is that we were waiting until after the MCCM Board Meeting to include any items from the meeting. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

For those who were on pins and needles your long wait is over.

For those those who are thinking: “Wait, what? this thing is late?”

Nevermind!

MCCM Results for September 2014

 


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1189 954
Children 523 412
Families 607 488
Boxes 849 N/A
Total Active Clients 1337 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 971 N/A
New Clients This Month 28 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.094% 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