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Our mission is to reach out with the love of Christ to provide physical and spiritual nourishment.

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever
you did for one of the least of these brothers
and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
- Matthew 25:40

ministries

Our Ministries

  • Community Outreach

    Provides food and basic necessities to individuals and families.

  • Snack Backpack

    Provides kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare, nutritious food to school children who have little or no food over the weekends.

  • Soup Kitchen

    Serves a hot meal for lunch daily and two evening meals each week to the hungry in our community.

  • Food Bank

    Distributes food to other local nonprofit agencies in Madison County and seven surrounding counties.

  • Thrift Store

    Provides gently-used, donated clothing, furniture and household items at a low cost to the community.

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Impact

Here’s how YOU made a difference in our community in 2017.

  • 430,830

    Meals Served

  • 10,448

    Volunteer Hours

  • 328,507

    Food Lbs Donated

  • Volunteers and community service workers are the lifeblood of RIFA! Without them, we can't operate. You can't bless others without also receiving a blessing yourself, so the volunteers get a great blessing by serving here. Most choose to come back again and again.

    -Dan Ward, RIFA volunteer coordinator
  • 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
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Latest News

  • RIFA Canstruction 2018

    RIFA Canstruction 2018 Canstruction is an international design/build competition with a unique way to help feed the hungry. Competing teams showcase their talents by designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. This is RIFA’s signature fundraising event and...

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  • All about the New RIFA Mural

    “Love the One in front of you” words of simple truth. Pastor Don Thrasher of Northside United Methodist says its a phrase that sums up the Holy Scriptures. For RIFA, those words are painted on our building for the world...

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