Monthly Archives: March 2019

New MCCM Board Members

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The Board of Directors of MCCM is pleased to welcome three new board members: Sherry Barnett, Judy Blevins, and Bruce Johnson.

Each of these new board members works as a volunteer for the Food Bank and/or Good Neighbors Programs so they are familiar with the operation of these programs. In addition, each bring years of experience in a variety of business endeavors. In a future edition of this newsletter we hope to highlight each member.

Welcome Sherry, Judy and Bruce!

Category: MCCM News Archive

Food Waste in America

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SAVING GOOD FOOD FROM GOING TO WASTE

In America, we have enough food to feed every man, woman and child, yet 72 billion pounds of safe, edible food goes to waste each year. In fact, an estimated 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. And more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste1.

Feeding America and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, an agency of Feeding America have programs in place to rescue food from restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturers, food service companies and farmers to gather food before it goes to waste. But did you realize how much food is wasted by families in the kitchen?

Beth Moncel, Budget Bytes website, writes: “Reducing food waste in the kitchen, like most things, is all about creating good habits. Food waste isn’t just about tossing your leftovers or buying more than you can eat, it’s the little bits of food here and there that go unnoticed that really add up. Here are 8 small habits that can make a big difference when it comes to reducing kitchen waste.” [Read more …]


1. https://www.feedingamerica.org/our-work/our-approach

Category: Lead Story Archive

Monthly Results for February 2019

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Food Bank Results

Category MCCM1
Reporting
CAFB2
Reporting
Adults 1230 869
Children 570 384
Families 611 425
Boxes 873 N/A
Total Active Clients 1184 N/A
Total Inactive Clients3 2313 N/A
New Clients This Month 28 N/A
Net Growth This Month 2.365% 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
46 3136.00

Disbursements per Service Type

Service Type Disbursements
Electric 2506.00
Gas 210.00
Kerosene 70.00
Propane 70.00
Water 280.00

Disbursements per Utility Supplier

Utility Supplier Disbursements
Castle Grocery 70.00
EPB 280.00
Jasper Water and Sewer 140.00
Marion Natural Gas 210.00
Smiths Hardware 70.00
South Pittsburg Water 70.00
SVEC 2226.00
Tennessee American Water (Whitwell Water) 70.00