Measuring Success

measuring-sucess-492x270The following statistics show the total Emergency Aid provided from 2013-2014 through 2016-2017, including the value of donated food 

  • PACS serves as the first point of contact in empowering people in the Phoenixville Area to achieve self –sufficiency
  • PACS – when you don’t know where to turn for help

I&R – Connecting people with community resources

PACS connects people with community resources to help them meet their needs and manage as self-sufficiently as possible.

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Total # of referrals to Agencies 15,386 17,947 16,669 14,980 15,979
Total # of people assisted 1,559 1,731 1,470 1,213 1,305

Direct Aid – Emergency Food Pantry

Connecting people with emergency assistance

  • Duplicated means total households counting repetitive service
  • Unique are  households whether served once or with multiple visits
2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
 Households (monthly average)  189  187  171 153 145
Total # households served (Duplicated) 2,269 2,269 2,056 1,832 1,739
 Total # households served (Unique) 599 599 554 457 459
Total # people (monthly average) 448 445 411 371 325
Total # people served (Duplicated) 5,378 5,341 4,932 4,447 3,896
Total # people served (Unique) 1,456 1,398 1,391 1,172 1,084
Food Purchased with community financial contributions $542 $1,256 $943 $770 $0
Food Purchased through State Food Purchase Program (Credits) $14,000 $14,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
Estimated value of Community food donations $188,230 $190,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
  • Emergency pantry food is provided once per month per household
  •  People receive food only as long as they continue to have the need
  •  In addition to foods PACS can purchase through this contract, a small amount of USDA commodities is received in donations from The Emergency Food & Assistance Program (TEFAP)
  • Community donations still account for approximately 85% of total food distributed to our neighbors needs.

Direct Aid – Other Emergency Needs

Connecting people with emergency assistance for non-food aid

2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
Electric $648 – 1 family $2,915 – 7 families $2,356 – 2 families $4,670 – 7 families $1,408 – 1 family
Heat $15,177 – 31 families $22,623 – 44 families $11,108 – 32 families $7,572 – 28 families $6,436 – 21 families
Housing $6,750- 10 families $6,531- 10 families $5,501 – 6 families $25,168 – 33 families $5,637 – 19 families
Water & Sewer $596 – 3 families N/A $643 – 1 family $639 – 1 family N/A
Other basic needs $382 – 15 families N/A $230 – 1 family $554 – 2 families $286 1 family
TOTAL $23,553 – 64 families $32,069 – 61 families $19,838 – 42 families $38,603 – 71 families $13,767 – 45 families