Jackson Futbol Club donates food to RIFA

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A Jackson sports organization put their teamwork to good use off the field Thursday night. The Jackson Futbol Club offered a free 90-minute lesson for every player who donated 10 food items that were donated to the Regional Inter-Faith Association. Thursday night the group brought the 246 pounds of food it collected to RIFA. RIFA’s assistant director Shaun Powers said he is happy to see these young soccer players helping their community. “We’re so appreciative to have the support of the local community and tonight when the Jackson Futbol Club brought this donation, it’s really great and humbling to know that the community supports you and your efforts and what your non profit is doing,” Powers said. One of the soccer coaches said he is happy to see his players and their families working together to help less fortunate people in their community, “I think it’s fantastic, it’s great, we’re very proud that the players and the parents really jumped into this wholeheartedly and we appreciate the fact that RIFA exists,” Clay Hannah said. RIFA said about 150 people eat at its soup kitchen daily and donations are always appreciated.

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