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  • RIFA Canstruction International Winners

    The design-build competition known as Canstruction has now been a part of the RIFA story for 14 years. Competing teams from industries, schools, churches and businesses showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. At...

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  • Call for Entries | RIFA Canstruction

    Think you’ve got what it takes to design and build a structure created completely with canned food, ingenuity, and hard work? RIFA is now accepting team entries for the 14th annual Canstruction Jackson design/build competition. Any industry, corporate, civic or...

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  • Pack the Bus | August 18, 2018

    August 18, 2018 @ Jackson, TN

    RIFA is hosting the 7th annual Pack the Bus event on August 18th from 9:00am to 4:00pm for the Snack Backpack ministry to help feed hungry school children over the weekends. The community is encouraged to “Pack the Bus” full of nonperishable food items at the Jackson-Madison County school...

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  • Willie Love Jr., Celebration 2018

    During his life, the late Minister Willie Love, Jr. loved others in amazing ways. He and his wife, Shirley Love, were married for over 43 years. After his passing, Shirley & their daughter Tiffany Love-Newbill felt the need to celebrate...

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  • RIFA Canstruction 2018

    September 27, 2018 @ 400 S Highland Ave Jackson, TN

    RIFA Canstruction 2018 Canstruction is an international design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry. Competing teams showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. This is RIFA’s signature fundraising event and...

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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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