Archive for July 1, 2015

MCCM Board Meeting

The next meeting of the MCCM Board of Directors is scheduled for July 21, 2015, 5:30PM at the Jasper First Baptist Church.

Hunger and Poverty

Hunger and Poverty1

Hunger and PovertyHunger and poverty often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.

The most recent government data collected show that in 2013,

  • 45.3 million people (15 percent) were in poverty, including 14.7 million (20 percent) children under the age of 18.
  • 49.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children.

According to the Feeding America Hunger in America 2014 study2,

  • Based on annual income, 72 percent of all Feeding America client households live at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.
  • The median annual household income of Feeding America clients is $9,175.
  • More than half of client households (54 percent) report at least one employed person at some point in the past year.

1. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/hunger-and-poverty/
2. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/hunger-in-america/

MCCM Results for June 2015


Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1135 868
Children 495 369
Families 573 437
Boxes 801 N/A
Total Active Clients 1328 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 1201 N/A
New Clients This Month 24 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.807% 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
4 280.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 280.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
SVEC 280.00


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