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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 a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
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Latest News

  • Vote For RIFA #GIVE731Grant

    #GIVE731Grant We are so excited to be a part of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation #Give731Grant! https://fans.vote/v/ACv6B-iELYs

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  • 80,000 Meals

    RIFA is launching the “80,000 Meals in Eight Weeks” campaign with the goal of raising enough money for 80,000 meals during the months of April and May to help them continue the fight against hunger in our community. Learn more...

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