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  • 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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  • Turkey Day 5k

    Join us this Thanksgiving at the 15th annual Gold’s Gym Turkey Day 5k! As the holiday approaches, make plans with your family and friends to come together for this great event. Thanks to Gold’s generosity, all profits benefit RIFA.  The...

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  • Chonda Pierce

    On September 26, RIFA will be welcoming the Emmy-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce to the Carl Perkins Civic Center to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Canstruction. Over the past two decades, Chonda has been winning crowds over through her...

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  • Ending Childhood Hunger With Summer Meals

    For some people, summertime means beach vacations and a much needed break from the classroom. However, this is not the reality for many children in our community. In fact, summer can end up being the hungriest time of the year....

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  • Canstruction 2019

    RIFA’s 15th Anniversary Canstruction: An Evening with Chonda Pierce RIFA will host the 15th annual Canstruction event Thursday, September 26th at the Carl Perkins Civic Center with Chonda Pierce as the featured entertainer. Emmy-nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce has...

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  • Bus Stop Cafe

    The Problem: What happens to kids who depend on school meals during the summer months? Those children are at risk of losing 10 meals each week. The Solution: RIFA renovated a school bus into a mobile feeding unit to deliver summer...

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  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Team up with the post office to Stamp Out Hunger. This is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag containing non-perishable foods in their mailbox or next to prior to the time of regular mail...

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  • Volunteer Appreciation 2019

    We love our volunteers! Without them, the RIFA mission would not be carried out. Volunteers truly are the hands and feet of Christ. In 2018, 17,940 hours were donated by volunteers!  These dedicated servants were awarded for their efforts at RIFA’s...

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