Did you know that more than 12,000 people in Jackson, Tennessee live every day with hunger as their constant companion? This is a real struggle for many people in our community. But your investment into our mission can change the story of hunger for them.
When you give to RIFA, you let thousands of people in need know that there is hope, because someone cares enough to take action.Donate Money
Food donations help us fight hunger. Food, however humble, has the power to transform lives.Donate Food
Your donations to our Thrift Store help fund ministries that feed the most vulnerable members of our community.Donate Items
RIFA is a team—many people working together to meet physical, spiritual and relational needs. Be the hands and feet of Christ by volunteering at RIFA.Donate Time
Provides food and basic necessities to individuals and families.
Provides kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare, nutritious food to school children who have little or no food over the weekends.
Serves a hot meal for lunch daily and two evening meals each week to the hungry in our community.
Distributes food to other local nonprofit agencies in Madison County and seven surrounding counties.
Provides gently-used, donated clothing, furniture and household items at a low cost to the community.
Here’s how YOU made a difference in our community in 2017.
Food Lbs Donated
I think volunteering has given me a sense of giving back to the community. When I was working at a regular job, I didn’t have time to volunteer, even though I wanted to. But once I retired I knew I had the time, I just had to find where I wanted to volunteer. Volunteering at RIFA gives me something to do to give back, keeps me busy, and I’ve really enjoyed it.-Richard, 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
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...Read More
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...Read More