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Memphis needs more apartments, but neighbors are getting in the way

Shelby County has a housing shortage, but its strict regulations — rooted in racism — are blocking construction of more.   Susie Mitchell always kept coloring books, Barbie dolls, and teddy bears in her and her mother’s apartment for when her siblings or cousins would drop off their children.  Wishing she had a child of her own, she adores babysitting. But the kids can’t come over now that she’s living in a rooming house in Frayser.  ... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 12/1/22

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
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