Archive for August 31, 2016

Labor Day 2017

According to the US Department of Labor website: “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

Many of us celebrate Labor Day with parades and picnics and cookouts. For many of our neighbors in Marion County, Labor Day is just another work day. Many of our neighbors whom we serve are the “working poor” who have little to celebrate on this day. They have to decide daily whether to buy food, gasoline to get to work, pay the rent, buy medicine, or keep the lights on, and because they are working they make too much money to qualify for food stamps.

MCCM relies on YOU to help us make their burden a little easier by providing food and utility assistance.

Can you help us this Labor Day?

Status of the MCCM Facility

Again this month, we have Good News and we have Bad News!

First the Good News:

The building foundation has been reinforced and strengthened, the building is straight and level, the new HVAC unit has been installed to replace the failing and woefully inadequate unit that was there and our electric bill is considerably lower because of the increased efficiency of the new HVAC unit.

Now for the bad news:

The repairs cost MCCM $20,635.

If you would like to help us defray the $20,635 cost of these building repairs we would greatly appreciate your help.

Please make your check payable to:

‘MCCM Building Fund’
PO Box 681,
Sequatchie, TN 37374.

Status of MCCM Facility

Work was to have begun on July 27 to correct the building settling issues. Unfortunately a bunch of neighborhood dogs has taken up residence in the crawl space having found a way around the barrier guarding the entrance. Our canine neighbors brought with them a nasty infestation of fleas who did not want to be intruded upon by workers. We have suspended work for two weeks while an exterminator rids the building crawlspace of the infestation.

We hope to report in next month’s newsletter that the building has been repaired and that our HVAC is repaired.

If you would like to help us defray the $20,000 cost of these building repairs we would greatly appreciate your help.

Please make your check payable to ‘MCCM Building Fund’ and mail it to PO Box 681, Sequatchie, TN 37374.

Monthly Results for July 2016

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1




Adults 1156 831
Children 507 355
Families 583 425
Boxes 832 N/A
Total Active Clients 1312 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 1538 N/A
New Clients This Month 17 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.296% 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