Did you know that more than 12,000 people in Jackson, Tennessee live every day with hunger as their constant companion? This is a real struggle for many people in our community. But your investment into our mission can change the story of hunger for them.
When you give to RIFA, you let thousands of people in need know that there is hope, because someone cares enough to take action.Donate Money
Food donations help us fight hunger. Food, however humble, has the power to transform lives.Donate Food
Your donations to our Thrift Store help fund ministries that feed the most vulnerable members of our community.Donate Items
RIFA is a team—many people working together to meet physical, spiritual and relational needs. Be the hands and feet of Christ by volunteering at RIFA.Donate Time
Provides food and basic necessities to individuals and families.
Provides kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare, nutritious food to school children who have little or no food over the weekends.
Serves a hot meal for lunch daily and two evening meals each week to the hungry in our community.
Distributes food to other local nonprofit agencies in Madison County and seven surrounding counties.
Provides gently-used, donated clothing, furniture and household items at a low cost to the community.
Here’s how YOU made a difference in our community in 2017.
Food Lbs Donated
RIFA is part of the reason that my baby, Isaiah, is here because they fed me in the Soup Kitchen while I was pregnant and didn’t have food.- Angela, Soup Kitchen patron
I think volunteering has given me a sense of giving back to the community. When I was working at a regular job, I didn’t have time to volunteer, even though I wanted to. But once I retired I knew I had the time, I just had to find where I wanted to volunteer. Volunteering at RIFA gives me something to do to give back, keeps me busy, and I’ve really enjoyed it.-Richard, RIFA volunteer
The design-build competition known as Canstruction has now been a part of the RIFA story for 14 years. Competing teams from industries, schools, churches and businesses showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. At...Read More
Think you’ve got what it takes to design and build a structure created completely with canned food, ingenuity, and hard work? RIFA is now accepting team entries for the 14th annual Canstruction Jackson design/build competition. Any industry, corporate, civic or...Read More