Archive for June 2, 2015

Good Neighbors is Closed for the Summer

The Good Neighbors program is closing May 1, 2018 for the summer to conserve resources so that are able to help folks heat their homes starting in the fall.

Keep us in your prayers, please!

Food Boxes

Please remember, when filling food boxes, to ensure that the content of the boxes adheres to these guidelines:

 

  • 2 cans of condensed soup
  • 2 cans of vegetables
  • 1 can of chili or beef stew
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1lb box of spaghetti noodles
  • 1 box cereal
  • 1 box of mac and cheese
  • 2 cans of pinto, northern, or kidney beans
  • 1 package of cornbread mix

We have been out of cereal frequently lately and occasionally out of mac and cheese. When we are out of an item on the list please substitute with items from the ‘extra’ shelves. If we have frozen items in the freezers out front and someone is out there to distribute these items it may not be necessary to substitute anything else.

Thanks for all your hard work in the fight against hunger in Marion County.

Gary and Ginger

Child Hunger In America

Childhood Hunger

Hunger is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Not having enough of the right kinds of food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity.

In the United States today, nearly 16 million children face hunger. Consequently, one in five kids are facing greater obstacles to reaching their fullest potential. The future of America lies in our children. When hunger threatens the future of a child, it threatens the future of our nation as well.

  • 84 percent of client households with children report purchasing the cheapest food available, even if they knew it wasn’t the healthiest option, in an effort to provide enough food for their household.
  • Among Feeding America client households with children, nearly 9 in 10 households (89 percent) are food insecure.

As a leading charity organization, Feeding America is dedicated to helping solve the child hunger problem. Our network of community food banks serves an estimated 12 million or more children.1

1. Feeding America

Monthly Results for May 2015

 


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1130 889
Children 498 394
Families 567 449
Boxes 799 N/A
Total Active Clients 1324 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 1181 N/A
New Clients This Month 20 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.511% 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
30 2193.30

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 2053.30
Water 140.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Duck River EMC 70.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 70.00
South Pittsburg Water 70.00
SVEC 1983.30

 

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