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


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.

Learn About Our Ministries


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 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
  • 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
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Latest News

  • Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys

    RIFA is thrilled to announce Canstruction 2023: An Evening with The Cleverlys, presented by Foundation Bank. The 18th annual event will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music...

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  • Hunger Action Month: September

    September is Hunger Action Month! Every year, Feeding America leads this campaign to raise awareness and inspire the public to take action on behalf of people facing the impossible choice of hunger. Did you know that 48% of all households...

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