Faces of MIFA: Friends

Brianna Massey

Volunteering for MIFA makes me realize my passion. I simply want to build the future and continue to try and change the world and that helps fuel my ambition to have the youth start the change and that begins with our senior citizens and our less fortunate. Like Thomas Reid said, “We are only as strongest as our weakest link." Read More

Alyssa Williams

MIFA is an awesome place to serve. Through volunteering, I am able to place a smile on someone’s face, and their heart! Read More

Alecia Williams

Due to the support received from the community through volunteerism, MIFA’s impact and contributions remain persistent. MIFA doesn’t live out its mission and vision without the dedication of so many volunteers! Read More

Lisa Tynes

Volunteering has been such a rewarding experience, giving me the opportunity to talk to people in the community while delivering meals or through the MIphone Buddy program. It’s heartwarming to know that I have played a part in brightening someone’s day. MIFA is instrumental in connecting people in the community to make an impact. Read More

Pastor John B. Smith

I’m grateful for the work of MIFA in the community and its ability to serve such a broad population. After partnering with MIFA on community projects, I resolved that Rosemark C.O.G.I.C would offer full support through volunteering and giving. Read More

Carol Smith

MIFA serves as a bridge that connects us all—creating such a strong sense of community that we realize we all need each other. While I am meeting a tangible need, my need of human connection is being met as well. Regardless of what area or capacity I serve I am always aware of the real impact my contribution makes on an individual and the community. Read More

Zev Samuels

As advocates in the resolution of complaints in area nursing homes, we at MIFA give a voice to those who otherwise won’t be heard. We give strength to those who are otherwise powerless. Read More

Margaret McLean

Volunteering is defined as "working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community." I have found just this at MIFA and so much more. The genuine smiles and thank yous from MIFA's staff and especially its clients conjure a “private smile” in my heart and sense of true joy. Every time I step in MIFA's doors, I'm reminded that I personally benefit far more from my volunteer activities than those whom I serve. Thank you MIFA and your c... Read More

Arnetta Stanton Macklin

Everyday at MIFA you can experience individuals giving and receiving seeds of hope that are ultimately planted back into our community. Read More

Candice Ivy

Volunteerism is embedded in MIFA’s history. Its longstanding relationship with volunteers started with the VISTAs over 50 years ago. Without their hard work and dedicated leadership, MIFA would not have survived. Today, dedicated volunteers continue to support MIFA with their generous time and talent to make critical services possible for our community. Read More

Ethan Heilig

Volunteers are what enable MIFA to deftly integrate the empathy of an interfaith organization with the efficiency of business to form an efficacious organization that helps so many Shelby County residents. Read More

Debra Jefferson Davis

Being a MIFA volunteer and helping others can mean so much to someone that can’t do for themselves. Just a small act of kindness can comfort and bring a smile to their faces; just to know that someone cares and is willing to help. We should all give back! Read More

Tonya Bradley

MIFA is the pillar of strength to the community. MIFA is consistent with providing physical, emotional, and financial support to families and seniors. MIFA is a great place to work, too! Read More

Joyce Bishop

There’s no better place in Memphis than MIFA where you find an uncompromising spirit of service and compassion to others while supporting our neighbors in need. Its strength lies in the caring volunteers who give their time and talent unselfishly. Read More

Annette Bickers

My heart is filled with gratitude for MIFA! MIFA has a mission for strengthening families and bringing wholeness of body and spirit to the elderly. I take comfort in knowing we have this community committed to one another. Read More

Linda Ashmore

I used to think of MIFA as the Meals on Wheels organization. When I became a volunteer at MIFA, I realized just how far its reach is and the many other services it provides. I really enjoy volunteering at MIFA because it's a unique organization that serves so many needs in the community—and I know that the MIFA staff really appreciates its volunteers. Read More

Charlie Nelson

I have found that among its many other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Volunteering is a great way to give back. Read More

Matthew Stroud

What I like about MIFA is that regardless of who you are or where you come from, you can reach out to get the help needed to live a happier, healthier life. Read More

Milton Lovell

If you’ve never volunteered before, you should get started! Volunteering makes a difference and benefits others.  But the truth is the benefits of volunteering are far-reaching and can have a dramatic impact on your well-being and your relationships with others. You’ll discover even more once you get started. Read More

Dorothy S. Wells

MIFA’s work is the kind of work that can be done because we come together, crossing our artificial human boundaries, and uniting with a common goal of highly impactful service. Read More

Eddie Lay

Although the main goal of volunteering is to help others, we also know that the experience feels awesome personally! Read More

Judy Royal

When you volunteer at MIFA, you experience inspiring human connection.   Read More

Sally Jones Heinz

When you serve, you receive more than you give. Serving, and serving together, builds community. It breaks down barriers, and it offers us the opportunity to meet people who are different from us. MIFA is a place where people can serve and can celebrate our similarities, rather than highlight our differences. Read More

Jeanne Danziger

MIFA is a way of doing God’s work. I can see and feel the difference MIFA makes on souls and lives. Read More

Safi Kahn

Service is the common denominator throughout all religions. Everyone is able to serve someone who has less than them. And MIFA’s work in uniting the community through it is a blessing for Memphis. Read More

Martha Forest

MIFA is the vital thread that connects Memphis as a community. They reach out and affect everyone from our youth to our seniors. Read More

Barney Rolfes

MIFA is valuable to the community because it provides support to those in need while connecting them with volunteers who help provide that support. Read More

Sarah Petschonek

The magic of MIFA is that it brings together volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds so we can serve our neighbors and make a difference in Memphis. Read More

Sara Hall

MIFA brings joy to those who serve and those who are served. When I deliver meals I am touched by the kind smiles and warm hearts of MIFA’s seniors and reminded of the importance of caring and sharing as a community. Read More

Joe Birch

MIFA is the living, breathing, tangible embodiment of the Beloved Community. It feeds the people of Memphis and the Mid-South in many ways, especially those called to serve our Beloved Community. Read More

Bert Barnett

MIFA is the go-to organization in Memphis for the variety of needs among the poor and underprivileged in our community. Read More

Naomi Schriner

If you are not giving back, you are stealing. Read More

Linda Marks

MIFA has taught me that neighborly love is not a finite or exhaustible commodity but a spirit—one that strengthens and expands as it is shared. We see ourselves in others and allow our connections to be more important than anything that might be threatening. Read More

Isaiah Swanson

MIFA unites people from all walks of life, reminding us that knowing our neighbors and offering ourselves in service is the cornerstone of building strong communities. Read More

Randa Rosenblum

MIFA serves all populations from the youngest in our community to the eldest. MIFA is about the substance of service, and their work is done with humility and commitment to do good for everyone. Read More

Billie Anne Williams

MIFA exemplifies what can be accomplished through the community of faith working together to solve problems of the underserved in Memphis. Read More

Phyllis Phillips

MIFA is a place of hope. Everyone here shares an uncompromising spirit of service and compassion serving our neighbors in need. Read More

Angela Scott

I am proud to be a part of a wonderful organization that brings passionate people together who impact the lives of over 2,000 seniors daily! Where would Memphis be without MIFA? Read More

Russ Wigginton

MIFA reflects the soul and selflessness of Memphis. Read More

James Hayes

MIFA empowers Memphians and brings together people from all different backgrounds. Read More

Rohini Parikh

MIFA has been a strong force in uniting the community. Being part of MIFA makes me happy! Read More
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Bob McBride

I appreciate the vision of MIFA and their supporters of faith who desire to serve our fellowman by meeting the basic needs of many of the disadvantaged in our community. Read More

Lucia Crenshaw

MIFA is loving our neighbors in action. Read More

Harry Danziger

MIFA is a place where people of all faiths can join in living our faiths. Read More

Yvonne Madlock

Volunteers are the heart of MIFA, bringing the community together in the true spirit of service. Read More

Tom Martin

Not only is MIFA a great way to serve others, it gives me and my kids a way to connect with amazing people. The relationships we have made through Meals on Wheels are very important to us—people we spend time with every week and truly care about. We can’t imagine not knowing Miss Buggs, Miss Peggy, Miss Pearly, or Mr. Payne. Read More

Steve Montgomery

The need for hands-on-hope was palpable 50 years ago, but it is needed now more than ever. I shudder to imagine what Memphis would be without MIFA, for it has made a difference in my life and the lives of thousands. Read More

Madison Brodie

MIFA creates brilliant programs meant to bring comfort and happiness to the residents in our community while simultaneously developing a sense of unity and acceptance among every person who has a role with MIFA. Read More

Norma Oliver

MIFA provides critical assistance to the community through impactful programs and gives our citizens an opportunity to serve with people from all races, religions, and cultures. It epitomizes Dr. King’s belief of the ‘greatness’ in each of us by uniting this community through service.  Read More

Rita Jorgensen

The people I’ve formed relationships with by delivering MIFA Meals on Wheels have blessed my life tremendously by sharing their joy, love, wisdom, and life with me. Read More