The Statistics: Hot Meals Served & Bed Nights Provided

Data for reporting period ending: September 30, 2018       Prepared by Jim Willhight, 10/14/2018

 Graph 1: The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 71,000 to 89,000 meals per year. This statistic is the total for a rolling 12 month period. The latest report noted 86,726 meals served over the twelve month period from October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.  The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line. The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year. This statistic is the total for a rolling 12 month period. The latest housing ceneus report noted 36,752 bed-nights provided over the twelve month period from October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.

Graph 1: The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 71,000 to 89,000 meals per year. This statistic is the total for a rolling 12 month period. The latest report noted 86,726 meals served over the twelve month period from October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.

The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line. The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year. This statistic is the total for a rolling 12 month period. The latest housing ceneus report noted 36,752 bed-nights provided over the twelve month period from October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018.

The need for housing and food services remains high for the first half of 2018.  After trending up to record highs in 2017, the need for housing remains high with the trend flattening out with an almost full shelter.

Meanwhile, after  similar upward trend in 2017 for the need of hot meals, the meal count dipped in March and has remained flat.

The latest report for September 2018 showed 7,096 meals served for the month and an average census of 92 persons in emergency housing.

 Graph2: Average Monthly Meals Served. This is the average over the previous 12 month period of the count of monthly meals served. For the latest period, October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018 and average of 7,227 meals a month have been served. Since March this rolling total of 7,200 monthly meals has remained relativly flat ranging from 7,199 to 7,242 meals a month.

Graph2: Average Monthly Meals Served. This is the average over the previous 12 month period of the count of monthly meals served. For the latest period, October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018 and average of 7,227 meals a month have been served. Since March this rolling total of 7,200 monthly meals has remained relativly flat ranging from 7,199 to 7,242 meals a month.

Meal Service Analytics

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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.


12 Month (Rolling Total) Meals Served

Graph 3 (Left)

This chart shows the Total number of meals served for previous 12 month period (365 days) ending on date noted, a day 365 rolling total.

For example:  September 2018 data reports 86,726 meals served during the period October 1, 2017 to September 30 2018. 

For the data for each month's annual total,  point cursor at the data point then a pop up window will appear. 

 

 

Hot Meals Served Monthly

 

 

Graph 4 (right)

Anaylitics of meals served monthly.

For the data for each month's total,  point at the data point than a pop up window will display data. 

 

3 month Rolling Average of Meals Served Monthly

Graph 5 (right)

The 3 month rolling average chart (right) shows the Monthly Meals Served over the last three months. 

For example, the data for September 2018 shows an average of 6914. This is the average number of monthly meals served for the period July 1, 2018 to September , 2018. 

 
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Graph 6 (left)

The chart to the left tracks the month to month hot meal service count (blue line) with monthly totals.  The orange line is the 12 month rolling count of the monthly average.

 

 

 

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 Graph 7 (right)

Meals Monthly

3. 6 and 12 Month Rolling Averages

  • Monthly data is noted as dot with data reported for each month.

  • 3 Month Rolling Monthly Average noted as red dotted line.

  • 6 Month Rolling Monthly Average noted as blue dotted line.

  • 12 Month Rolling Monthly Average noted as double line.

 
 Note: 4th Quarter 2017 Data October-November only.

 

 

 

Graph 8 (left)

Quarterly Hot Meals Served

So far in the first two quarters of 2028 the number of meals served is slightly down versus the same period in 2017 but ahead of the 2016 quarterly totals. 

The latest quarter statistics for the third quarter reported the meal count up by over 300, which is 113 meals per month.

 

 

 

 

Albany Helping Hands Housing Census

Average Number Housed Daily

 

Graph 9 (Right)

Analytics of Average Number Housed (Daily).

For the data for each month's total,  point at the data point than a pop up window will display data. 

 

Annual Bed Nights (12 Month Rolling Total)

 

 

Graph 10 (Right)

Analytics of Average Number Housed (Daily).

For the data for each month's total,  point at the data point than a pop up window will display data.