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  • I am RIFA – Thomas Brown

    Meet Thomas Brown, RIFA’s Warehouse Manager and Volunteer Manager. After serving as RIFA’s Warehouse Manager for five years, Thomas took on new responsibilities as Volunteer Manager this past December. We are excited to share his story with you.   Thomas began...

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  • I am RIFA – Becky White

    Get to know Becky White, a member of RIFA’s Board of Directors and a faithful volunteer in the RIFA Thrift Store! If you’ve been in the Thrift Store, chances are you’ve seen her volunteering – stocking the store, ringing up...

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  • Stamp Out Hunger 2023

    Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 13th! Since 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has hosted the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The food drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May and is the United...

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  • Volunteer Appreciation Brunch & Awards 2023

    RIFA hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, presented by Cadence Bank, at Baker Bros. BBQ, Tuesday, April 18th. The annual event is hosted to thank RIFA’s volunteers and recognize them for their dedication to the organization. “This event gives RIFA...

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  • I am RIFA – Senior Staples

    Senior Staples is one of RIFA’s eight hunger-fighting ministries. This ministry provides food assistance throughout the year to senior citizens in West Tennessee. RIFA’s Volunteer Manager, Thomas Brown, and former Community Outreach Coordinator, Marie Geiser, explained the ministry and its...

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  • I am RIFA – Marie Geiser

    March is National Social Work Month, and we are happy to highlight RIFA’s licensed social worker on staff, Marie Geiser, who serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Marie shared some of what her work at RIFA looks like and what...

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  • I am RIFA – Ellen Bennett

    Meet Ellen Bennett, RIFA’s Online Sales Manager. You may know her as the creative genius behind the RIFA Auction Group, where, twice a month, she lists around 75 interesting, unique, and valuable items donated to the RIFA warehouse for the...

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  • I am RIFA – RIFA Soup Kitchen

    Today, we are featuring the RIFA Soup Kitchen, one of the organization’s eight hunger-fighting ministries. Joe Rogers, the Soup Kitchen Manager, took some time to tell us about the ministry.  The Soup Kitchen became one of RIFA’s ministries in 1996,...

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  • I am RIFA – Deputy Chief Derick Tisdale

    Meet Derick Tisdale, RIFA’s Board President and the City of Jackson’s Deputy Chief of Police. We were able to speak with Tisdale about his commitment to serving our community and his involvement with RIFA over the years. A Bolivar native,...

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  • Fighting Hunger Together – 2022 Impact

    As we share these numbers about RIFA’s impact in 2022, we want to shout a great big THANK YOU! With your help, we distributed more than 500,000 meals last year! Your support is what allows us to feed our hungry...

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