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Service Statistics

Vineyard Community Services has developed our internal food shelf system that automates all of our operations including data reporting. The following statistics are provided for further understanding of who we are:

Service Metric

Year

Children Adults Seniors People Served Households Visits New Households Total Weight in Pounds

Distributed

Ratio

Growth

2014

38,717

52,806 9,892 101,457 26,819 2,289 1,967,720 22%
2013

37,690

50,365 7,789 95,845 25,451 1,942 1,617,259

22%

2012

32,798

44,444 5,537 82,779 21,477 1,965 1,322,125

16%

2011

37,785

40,937 3,465 82,196 19,635 2,476 1,144,314

15%

2010

32,597

35,022 2,209 69,857 17,404 2,841 996,845

97%

2009

20,162

19,959 941 44,870 11,194 2,347 507,113

123%

2008

N/A

N/A

N/A

23,555

5,745 1,560 227,655

196%

2007

N/A

N/A

N/A

7,638

1,863

819

76,966

 
Total:      

508,197

129,588 16,239 7,859,997

Note:       The above People and Households Served statistics are duplicated

 

The following table breakdown our people/household served metrics by ethnicities:

2014 Ethnic Diversity

2014 Ratio% 2014

People Visits

2014 Household

Visits

2013

People Visits

2013 Household Visits

African

0.3%

331 88           537

           143

Asian

4.3%

4,410 1,166         4,121

           1,094

Black

10.8%

10,995 2,906        9,527

           2,530

Hispanic

36.4%

36,930 9,762       38,271

         10,163

Middle Eastern

0.5%

515 136            690

           183

Native American

0.6%

583 154            316

             84

Russian

9.0%

9,104 2,407 7,725

2,051

White

37.2%

37,709 9,968 33,383

8,865

Other

0.9%

879 232 1,275

338

100.00%

101,465 26,821       95,845

         25,451

The white ethnicity was the largest population group in 2014 with 37.2% of the service community followed by the Hispanic community which totaled 36.4%. The Hispanic community reduced in service size from the 2013 highlight of 38,271 people served in that community.

 

The following table reports the 2014 county demographics of food shelf services by county:

2014 Counties Served

2014

Ratio%

2014

People

Visits

2014 Household Visits 2013

People Visits

2013

Household Visits

Dakota

51.2%

50,965 13,721 51,345

13,634

Hennepin

18.0%

18,377 4,832 16,389

4,352

Scott

15.1%

15,269 4,056 13,955

3,706

Ramsey

6.3%

7,020 1,700 5,799

1,540

Rice

2.4%

2,772 638 3,537

939

Carver

2.3%

2,562 605 1,773

471

Washington

0.8%

804 210 690

183

Anoka

0.5%

661 133 297

79

All others

3.4%

3,026 925 2,061

547

100.0%

101,457 26,819 95,845

25,451

With 51.2% of our Neighbors coming from Dakota County, this population group is the largest serviced by VCS.

 

The following table measures the success of our Programs by reporting the number of households that stabilize and no longer need our service, or have otherwise ended services.

Households Ending Service

# Households Served

New Households

End of Service

2011

3,915

2,476

1,439

2012

4,769

1,965

1,111

2013

4,991

1,942

1,720

2014

5,272

2,289

2,008