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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

  • RIFA is a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
  • Financial contributions are a necessary part of RIFA. They couldn’t do what they do if we don’t contribute financially. My heart is here at RIFA.

    -Ann Edwards, RIFA donor and volunteer
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Latest News

  • December 2018 RIFA Holiday Schedule

    The RIFA Administration offices, RIFA Thrift Store and RIFA donation door hours will change during the Christmas season and resume January 2nd for usual hours of operations on January 2, 2019 (see hours below). Thrift Store: • Open 9 am to...

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  • Help Portrait 2018

    Help Portrait is so much more than a photo—it is a chance for families to come together, it is an opportunity for individuals to get a mini-makeover by professional hairstylists and make-up artists, it is a time for people to put...

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