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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
  • 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

  • Call for Entries | RIFA Canstruction

    Think you’ve got what it takes to design and build a structure created completely with canned food, ingenuity, and hard work? RIFA is now accepting team entries for the 14th annual Canstruction Jackson design/build competition. Any industry, corporate, civic or...

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  • Pack the Bus | August 18, 2018

    RIFA is hosting the 7th annual Pack the Bus event on August 18th from 9:00am to 4:00pm for the Snack Backpack ministry to help feed hungry school children over the weekends. The community is encouraged to “Pack the Bus” full of nonperishable food items at the Jackson-Madison County school...

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