Souper Bowl of Caring

It all started with a simple prayer, “Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat.”Souper Bowl of Caring is a national youth-led movement to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities, transforming the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

On the day of the big game, youth groups across the community will take up special collections asking for one dollar or one item of food from each member of the congregation to help in the battle against hunger. All donations benefit the RIFA Soup Kitchen. If your church or youth group would like to participate, contact us at 731.427.7963.


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On May 13, 2017 (the second Saturday in May), the National Association of Letter Carriers host the nation’s largest single-day food drive at post offices throughout the country. The Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive across America provides assistance for the millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.

Postal customers are asked to place non-perishable food items either inside or next to their mailbox before the letter carrier delivers the mail. The food collected will be donated to the RIFA Food Bank. All food donations are then repacked and redistributed to the community and emergency food programs to help individuals and families in need.



2012 can logo screen shot 300x97 EventsCanstruction is a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry.

Competing teams, led by architects, engineers and designers showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. The local competition is held every year in the fall.

At the close of the exhibition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the RIFA Food Bank to distribute to other non-profits in the Jackson-Madison County area that serve individuals, soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters.

To find out how you can be involved as a sponsor, competitor or volunteer, please contact us at 731.427.7963.