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Our mission is to reach out with the love of Christ to help people in need by providing 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 365 days of the year 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 2023.

  • 611,405

    Meals Served

  • 24,324

    Volunteer Hours

  • 328,507

    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
  • RIFA is part of the reason that my baby, Isaiah, is here because they fed me in the Soup Kitchen while I was pregnant and didn’t have food.

    - Angela, Soup Kitchen patron
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Latest News

  • Coffee & Community – July 2024

    RIFA was thrilled to host its second Coffee & Community, presented by First Citizens National Bank! This event allows us to share a meal with our donors and to show our heartfelt appreciation for their support of the mission of...

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  • Pack the Bus 2024

    RIFA will be hosting the 13th annual Pack the Bus food drive on Saturday, August 3rd, 2024, at five local grocery stores in Jackson. Pack the Bus is a food drive event that benefits the Snack Backpack ministry. This ministry...

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