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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

  • Supporting RIFA and the Snack Backpack ministry allows the community to contribute to the kids on a daily basis—It is the community saying that we are investing in our kids.

    -Aimee Evans, Arlington Elementary School Counselor
  • 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

  • 80,000 MEALS | RIFA IS FAMILY

    Each year, the number of meals served through RIFA’s many ministries continues to grow, with over 76,000 meals served in the soup kitchen last year alone. We can’t say with certainty why this number was so high, but we do...

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  • 80,000 MEALS | Servant at Heart: Captain Derick Tisdale

    It is no question, Captain Derick Tisdale is committed to serving. He has served in the U.S. National Guard Army, as a police officer, an elder at Cane Creek Missionary Baptist Church and now Tisdale has answered the call of...

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