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  • All about the New RIFA Mural

    “Love the One in front of you” words of simple truth. Pastor Don Thrasher of Northside United Methodist says its a phrase that sums up the Holy Scriptures. For RIFA, those words are painted on our building for the world...

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  • Meet the Artist Behind the Latest RIFA Mural

    Tarp covered with paint cans and paint splatters sat at the foot of a completed RIFA Mural on a warm May afternoon. The message is as simple as the Gospel, “Love the One In Front of You.” Erin Miller Williams...

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  • RIFA’s Food Co-op Provides Community

    The RIFA Food Co-op program provides a community-based approach to building food security. By participating in the Food Co-op, members receive ⅓ to ½ of the food that their family needs for the month. However, the ultimate goal of the...

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    Each year, the number of meals served through RIFA’s many ministries continues to grow, with over 76,000 meals served in the soup kitchen last year alone. We can’t say with certainty why this number was so high, but we do...

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  • 80,000 MEALS | Servant at Heart: Captain Derick Tisdale

    It is no question, Captain Derick Tisdale is committed to serving. He has served in the U.S. National Guard Army, as a police officer, an elder at Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church and now Tisdale has answered the call of...

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  • 80,000 Meals | Nourished by Love

    Did you know that more than 12,000 people in Jackson, Tennessee live every day with hunger as their constant companion? This is a real struggle for many people in our community. But your investment into our mission can change the...

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  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 2018

    We love our volunteers! Without them, the RIFA mission would not be carried out. Volunteers truly are the lifeblood of RIFA. These dedicated servants were awarded for their efforts in RIFA’s 2018 Volunteer Appreciation. Warehouse Award – James and Nancy...

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  • Vote For RIFA #GIVE731Grant

    #GIVE731Grant We are so excited to be a part of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation #Give731Grant!  Click here to vote.  

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  • 80,000 Meals

    RIFA is launching the “80,000 Meals in Eight Weeks” campaign with the goal of raising enough money for 80,000 meals during the months of April and May to help them continue the fight against hunger in our community. Learn more...

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  • Stamp Out Hunger

    May 12, 2018 @ Jackson, TN

    Team up with the post office to Stamp Out Hunger. This is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag containing non-perishable foods in their mailbox or next to prior to the time of regular mail...

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