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  • Hunger Action Month: September

    September is Hunger Action Month! Every year, Feeding America leads this campaign to raise awareness and inspire the public to take action on behalf of people facing the impossible choice of hunger. Did you know that 48% of all households...

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  • I am RIFA – Mandy White

    We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to Mandy White, Chief Economic Development Officer at the Greater Jackson Chamber, and RIFA’s new Board President. Mandy’s term as Board President officially began July 1st of this year. We spoke...

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  • Pack the Bus 2023

    Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am to 3:30pm

    Help RIFA Pack the Bus! Join us in the fight against hunger Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am – 3:30pm at all Kroger and Walmart locations in Jackson. Pack the Bus is a food drive event that benefits the Snack Backpack...

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  • I am RIFA – Brandi Schulz and the Bus Stop Cafe

    Meet Brandi Schulz, RIFA’s Bus Stop Cafe Manager. For the past five years, every spring, summer, and fall break Brandi has been on the bus, traveling to the most vulnerable areas of Jackson to provide free meals to kids in...

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  • Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys

    RIFA is thrilled to announce Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys, presented by Foundation Bank. The 18th annual event will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music...

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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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