RIFA uses Bus Stop Café to fight hunger in Jackson

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The Regional Inter-Faith Association also known as 'RIFA' is tackling hungry in the hub city.

The organization is feeding children in lower-income areas in the community during the summer months.

The Bus Stop Café is a continuation of the Snack BackPack Program, which provides weekend meals for school-age children throughout the school year.

The Bus Stop Café provides meals for kids ages 0 to 18 throughout the week during the summer months to help kids who usually depend on the school system to provide their meals.

RIFA’s goal is to fight hunger and they believe one way to do that is to make sure the kids in the community are fed daily.

“One great thing about the bus is that, you know, that our bus stop café volunteers and staff are able to build relationships with these children and get to know them. they aren’t only providing a meal, but there is a smiling face, and someone to greet them when they come and get that meal,” said Gracie Sloan, the Marketing Director at RIFA.

The Bus Stop Café makes seven stops at apartment complexes in Jackson Monday through Friday starting at 10:25 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

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