Feed the Soul Returns for Seventh Year

MIFA’s Community Event Set for October 2


Memphis, Tennessee (August 5, 2014) — Feed the Soul, a public event initiated in 2008 by MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association), is slated to return by popular demand October 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. As a celebration of the nonprofit organization’s 46 years of uniting the community through service, it will be held at The Warehouse at 36 East G.E. Patterson – inside the eclectic South Main district venue and on its surrounding exterior patio and grounds.


Presented by SunTrust, Feed the Soul is expected to draw a sell-out crowd of 1,000 for a casual evening of food, friends and music.  Live entertainment will include singer Earl Randle, Karaoke King Tim Bachus and DJ Stan “The Bellringer” Bell of radio station V101 playing favorite tunes.


Other activities include rum and bourbon tastings in the MIFA Cave, oxygen bars with multiple flavors and a raffle featuring prizes from a variety of area merchants.


General admission is $45, and tickets may be purchased online at www.mifa.org or by calling 901-529-4523.


The event’s Rhythm & Blues Sponsor is AutoZone;  ServiceMaster is the Jump & Jive Sponsor and Brown Missionary Baptist Church serves as the Hallelujah Sponsor.   Sponsors at the Funk level include Bluff City Land Rover, fred’s Super Dollar, State Systems, Inc. and Thomas & Betts. Soul Sponsors are Aramark, Baber Direct Marketing, Caring Companions, Travel Leaders – Poplar and UnitedHealthcare.


Honorary hosts of Feed the Soul are Hall of Fame songwriter, producer and music legend David Porter and his wife, Rhonda.


RSVP magazine acclaimed Feed the Soul as “a thoroughly entertaining occasion.”   The Commercial Appeal ranked Feed the Soul “one of Memphis’ top parties” and 4Memphis magazine hailed it as “the party not to miss.”


MIFA was founded in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the organization continues to bring people of all faiths and races together to unite the community through service.  MIFA serves over 50,000 people annually through high-impact programs which sustain the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis.