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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 2019.

  • 518,136

    Meals Served

  • 28,713

    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
  • 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
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Latest News

  • Coronavirus Update

    Updates 3.25.20 Bus Stop Cafe  RIFA will continue to run the Bus Stop Cafe to eight locations while school is out. We have partnered with Southwest Human Resources to provide grab-and-go lunches from the Summer Feeding Program. The eight locations include Lincoln Courts, Royal...

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  • Community Outreach

    What is Community Outreach? This is a ministry that we don’t talk enough about. In a nutshell, it provides food and basic necessities to individuals and families. It is a safety net for emergency situations.  When people’s basic needs are...

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