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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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    RIFA was presented a check from the 18th Annual Gold’s Gym/Fleet Feet Turkey Day 5K Friday morning. The event was held on Thanksgiving Day, 2022, featured nearly 600 registrants and 527 race finishers, and raised $13,860 to fight hunger in...

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  • I am RIFA – Tracie Barnard

    Meet Tracie Barnard, RIFA’s new Volunteer Coordinator. After faithfully volunteering at RIFA for over a decade, Tracie joined the staff this past October. She sat down earlier this month to share her story with us. The Barnard family moved to...

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  • I am RIFA – Miss Bobbie

    Miss Bobbie is a recipient of RIFA’s Senior Staples boxes, and we’re so happy to share a part of her story. The Senior Staples program partners with senior centers in Jackson and surrounding areas to identify food-insecure senior citizens and...

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  • 2023 Souper Bowl of Caring

    Sunday, February 12, 2023

    Help RIFA Tackle Hunger during the 2023 Souper Bowl of Caring! Since 1990, the Souper Bowl of Caring has been inspiring people across the nation to Tackle Hunger in their local communities. RIFA is, once again, joining the initiative and...

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  • SOLD OUT – LOLO Christmas Shows Benefitting RIFA’s Snack Backpack Ministry

    December 11th and 18th at 11:30 a.m. @ Hub City Brewing

    Celebrate the Christmas season with LOLO’s Christmas Shows and Gospel Brunches benefitting RIFA’s Snack Backpack program. A second show has been added to this year’s lineup. Both events feature live music by LOLO, live and silent auctions, with brunch and...

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