Strong support of MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association), which serves 55,000 people annually, was underscored in March, 2012 when fred's was honored with the Pathfinder Award, presented to a corporation or organization that has provided outstanding contribution to MIFA for more than five years. MIFA offers a variety of nurturing services to the Mid-South such as empowering homeless families, sustaining the independence of the elderly by offering MIFA Meals, and improving the lives of the youth in our communities by developing support systems such as the Mentoring Program.
Many fred's team members have served as volunteer mentors with teens in a one-year supportive program that has involved educational field trips, interactive activities, and new friendships with an outstanding group of teens from inner-city communities. fred's has also been an ongoing sponsor of Feed the Soul, an annual fundraising event, and Christmas Day meal deliveries to homebound seniors. Because of its high level of financial support, we recently became a Benefactors’ Circle member in MIFA’s Norfleet Center of Philanthropy.