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Meals on Wheels continues to deliver for Memphis seniors

WREG News Channel 3 Community Changers: Meals on Wheels continues to deliver for Memphis seniors MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday, as part of our  Community Changers  series, we highlight organizations making Memphis better. This week, we caught up with a group that knows it’s more than just a meal. Steve Boscarino has been delivering meals for  MIFA  for the last year. “I get that moment where I’m connecting with another... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at 11/15/22

MIFA & Mid-South Food Bank on Behind the Headlines

MIFA President and CEO Sally Jones Heinz and Mid-South Food Bank President and CEO Cathy Pope were featured on last week's Behind the Headlines , where they discussed food insecurity in Memphis and both organizations' responses to it. See the full episode here . Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at 11/15/22

Memphis shelters at capacity due to lack of affordable housing

By  Kelli Cook Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:39 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 31, 2022 at 10:42 PM CDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - If you’re in the market to rent a home, you are well aware of how expensive it it to do so. The skyrocketing cost of rent can really be felt in the city’s emergency shelters. Housing officials say a key piece of the housing puzzle is missing and there’s a big effort to get them back. Deidra Malone knows that struggle to find... Read More
Posted by Bailey Bigger at 11/8/22

Not by bread alone - Elderly Americans face growing hunger - and not just for food

By Jamie Dean Two days before fall officially begins, the Starbucks on Canal Street is serving hot cinnamon lattes, and by 9:30 a.m., the temperature is already heading to 92 degrees. It feels like summer in the French Quarter, as tourists munch on sugar-coated beignets at the famous Café Du Monde, and waiters on narrow streets post lunch menus that include fried alligator po-boys. A few blocks from the French Quarter, though, the breakfast fare is not as fancy. A handful of locals... Read More
Posted by Bailey Bigger at 11/8/22

Accent Jewelers donates $25,000 to MIFA's Meals on Wheels ahead of the holidays

by Kim Chaney, ABC 24 Published 5:18 PM CST November 7, 2022 Accent Jewelers said also that money from sales on every purchase will go to MIFA through the end of the year. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Thousands of dollars going to help feed people in need, thanks to Memphis-based  Accent Jewelers . The company presented the  Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA)  Meals on Wheels program with $25,000 Monday. Meals on Wheels provides meals to people 60 and older.... Read More
Posted by Bailey Bigger at 11/8/22

Guest column: How supporting shoes for the homeless led to supporting shelter for the homeless

By  Phyllis Scruggs  and  David Scruggs , Guest Columnist Published: July 16, 2022, 4:00 AM CT   Last month, The Daily Memphian shared an uplifting story about an initiative to distribute shoes to the homeless (“ If the shoe fits: Homeless get right-size footwear thanks to thoughtful plan ”) This good work was made possible through a partnership among Community Alliance for the Homeless, Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Room in the Inn, and... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 7/19/22
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