Monthly Archives: September 2018

Poverty and Hunger in America*

For people facing hunger, poverty is just one issue

40 million Americans struggle with hunger, a number nearly equal to the 40.6 million officially living in poverty. Based on annual income, 72% of the households the Feeding America network served in 2014 lived at or below the federal poverty level with a median annual household income of $9,175.

Though they often go hand in hand, poverty is just one of several issues tied to hunger. Unemployment, household assets, and even demographics can also make it difficult to access the nutritious food people need to thrive.


Category: Lead Story Archive

Monthly Results for August 2018

Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1




Adults 1021 806
Children 487 356
Families 505 383
Boxes 738 N/A
Total Active Clients 1229 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2153 N/A
New Clients This Month 16 N/A
Net Growth This Month 1.302% 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
2 205.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 70.00
Water 135.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Jasper Water and Sewer 135.00
SVEC 70.00