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MIFA March for Meals

Watch the news story here .   MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The  Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association  (MIFA) is helping to raise awareness for senior hunger. The group participated in the National March for Meals campaign Wednesday. This is the 50th anniversary of the  Older Americans Act Nutrition Program , the federal legislation which helps fund community-based programs like Meals on Wheels. Throughout the month of March, MIFA will help raise awareness and rally... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 3/17/22

Memphis Business Journal: Women Who Lead, Public Service

Women Who Lead | Public Service: Sally Jones Heinz of MIFA, Laura Linder of Jewish Community Partners, Lisa Moore of Girls Inc. By Shoshana Cenker, Memphis Business Journal December 28, 2021 If ever there was a time for leadership, the pandemic era has been that occasion. And nonprofits and key community institutions were not immune to the effects of COVID-19. For Memphis Business Journal’s next group of Women Who Lead, honoring executives in public service seemed to be a... Read More
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The Commercial Appeal: Too many old people are going hungry in Memphis. That's why we must fix youth poverty

By  Tonyaa Weathersbee  | Memphis Commercial Appeal Click here for original story. Most of us, or at least, those of us who rarely venture inside subsidized senior complexes or centers, won’t hear elderly people’s stomachs rumbling. Nor will we see them living on oatmeal to afford insulin. Or skipping lunch not to make room for a big dinner, but because they can’t afford to eat both. Mercifully, people like Fred Ashwill sees them. ... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at 12/22/21

Daily Memphian: ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and ‘Heavy’ authors to share Memphis stage

Opinion: ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and ‘Heavy’ authors to share Memphis stage By Chris Herrington, Daily Memphian   Elizabeth Gilbert and Kiese Laymon have their differences. She’s a white woman who’s lived primarily in the east and west, her closest connection to Memphis not particularly close: A semester spent teaching at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He’s a Black man from Jackson, Mississippi, currently on faculty down the... Read More
Posted by Hannah Walker at 9/9/21

The Daily Memphian: MIFA lost a staff leader with superpowers

Opinion: MIFA lost a staff leader with superpowers By  Sally Jones Heinz , Guest Columnist Back when the staff of MIFA’s Emergency Services department came to the office — before the pandemic sent us all home to work — you might have wondered why nearly every computer in that department had a Q-tip taped somewhere on it. It was a gift — a reminder, really — from the director of Emergency Services, Phyllis Phillips. It meant:  Q... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at 4/1/21

WMC Action News 5: Pulitzer Prize winning author coming to Memphis to discuss on-going eviction problem

Featured on Action News 5 By Chris Luther MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Evictions are a topic of great concern among housing experts nation-wide as the economic crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Although there’s currently a national moratorium on evictions through the end of the year, experts say the problem of evictions is not going anywhere. Leaders at MIFA hope their event can lead to real solutions for Memphis, a city that has struggled with an eviction... Read More
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