Archive for November 2, 2016

Child Hunger in America

Learn more about child hunger in AmericaHunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating in childhood because hunger deprives kids of more than just food.

On empty stomachs, kids don’t have the energy to focus, engage, learn and grow. Yet, this is the reality for 1 in 6 children in the U.S. who worry about when they’ll have their next meal.

What are the effects of child hunger in America?

100 meals needed

A food-insecure family of four is estimated to need the equivalent of nearly 100 additional meals a month because they lack enough money to buy food.

84% purchase cheap food

84% of households with at least one child served by the Feeding America network report purchasing the cheapest food available, even if it wasn’t the healthiest option to provide enough food for the household.

20% ineligible for federal assistance

20% of food-insecure children live in households that earn too much to qualify for most federal nutrition assistance—these families rely on charitable organizations like Feeding America to make ends meet.

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Food Bank and Good Neighbors Christmas Schedule

The Food Bank and Good Neighbors Programs will be closed on Christmas Eve, December 24 and New Years Eve.

 

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

As we approach Thanksgiving 2016 we at MCCM have many things for which we are thankful. Among these are:

  • Hardworking, dedicated volunteers
  • A Marion County Community which supports this work and ministry
  • A God who loves us and you and supplies all of our needs

We wish for each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monthly Results for October 2016

 

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1

Reporting

CAFB2

Reporting

Adults 1180 925
Children 528 371
Families 600 474
Boxes 843 N/A
Total Active Clients 1315 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 1606 N/A
New Clients This Month 26 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.977% 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
23 1597.16

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 1120.00
Gas 140.00
Water 337.16

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
EPB 70.00
Griffith Creek Utility District 70.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 70.00
Marion Natural Gas 70.00
South Pittsburg Water 140.00
SVEC 1050.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 127.16

 

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