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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

  • RIFA is a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
  • 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

  • Much More Than Food

    The RIFA Soup Kitchen provides hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year, including all holidays. There is no charge for the meals, and no one is turned away. Last year, 86,358 meals were served in the Soup Kitchen. Those meals...

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  • End of Year Giving

    Every day all across this city there are students who walk out of middle schools, high schools and college campuses who worry about where and how they will find enough food to eat before the next school day. Being a...

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