The Statistics: Meals Served and Bed Nights Provided

11/14/2017 Prepared by Jim Willhight, Willhight.com

Data for reporting period ending: October 31, 2017

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12 Month Total: 86,230 Meals Served

The need for hot meals in the community continues to increase. The twelve month meal count (annual rolling total) increased to over 86 thousand (86,230) meals served for the Period November 1, 2016 - October 30, 2017.

This continues the upward trend since December 2016 .  

Since the first of the year, the meal count totals are up 8047 meals versus the same time period in 2016, and increase of slightly more than 10%. If the upward trend continues we will top 87,600 hot meals served in 2017. 

 

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Table 1: Albany Helping Hands Meals Served

Data Content Key:    

  • Column 1 - Month Reported
  • Column 2- Monthly Meals. Total Meals served for reporting month
  • Column 3- 12 Month Rolling Total.  Total number of meals served over previous 12 month period ending on last day of reporting month.  For example, 83,228 meals for period August 1 2016 to July 31, 2017.
  • Column 4- 12 Month Rolling monthly average.  The monthly average for the 12 month rolling period (above). The 83,228 meals annually, divided by 12 is an average meals served per month, 6,936
  • Column 5-  6 Month Rolling Total.  Total number of meals served over previous 6 month period ending on last day of reporting month.  For example, 43,2918 meals for period February 1,  2017 to July 31, 2017.
  • Column 6 - 6 Month Rolling monthly average.  The monthly average for the 6 month rolling period (above) is 7,215. 
  • Column 7-  3 Month Rolling Total.  Total number of meals served over previous 3 month period ending on last day of reporting month.  For example, 21,170 meals for period May 1,  2017 to July 31, 2017.
  • Column 8-  3 Month Rolling monthly average.  The monthly average for the 3 month rolling period.

Color Coding Key:

Each column of data is coded by color according to the monthly count total. Lowest to highest are: green, light green, yellow, orange, red, and dark red.  For example, in the monthly Meals column we see data from October 2015 to January 2016 we see orange and red key, noting the high meal counts for those months.  Likewise from April 2016 to September 2016 we see greens and light green, indicating the dip in the number of meals served.

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Meals Served Monthly

To view data for each month, point at plot point (the dots) for the month desired and the value will display in pop up.

12 Month (Rolling Total) Meals Served

The count of hot meals served has been increasing since the first of the year as noted above in the Total meals served for previous 12 month period (365 days) ending on date noted. This is a 365 rolling total. For example May 31, 2017 data reports 81,723 meals served duiring the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. Note the upward trend since January 2017.
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3 month Rolling Average of Meals Served Monthly

The 3 month rolling average chart (above) displaying the normal seasonal peak of close to 8000 meals monthly during the winter. The typical trend is for the count to drop around 1,500 meals month to the lower 6,000 range in the summer.

However, 2017 is not following the normal trend. Instead of a dropping demand as spring approached, the meal count increased in February and March.  The need decreased only slightly in the spring and summer with AHH providing over 7,000 hot meals each month through August. 

Meals Served Quarterly

Albany Helping Hands Housing Census

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Average Number Housed Daily

Annual Bed Nights (12 Month Rolling Total)

Note upward trend since the first of the year with the rolling total over 35,000 at latest count.