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 2023.

  • 611,405

    Meals Served

  • 24,324

    Volunteer Hours

  • 328,507

    Food Lbs Donated

  • Financial contributions are a necessary part of RIFA. They couldn’t do what they do if we don’t contribute financially. My heart is here at RIFA.

    -Ann Edwards, RIFA donor and 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
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Latest News

  • 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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  • Canstruction 2024: An Evening with Mike Goodwin

    RIFA is thrilled to announce Canstruction 2024: An Evening with Mike Goodwin, presented by Foundation Bank. The 19th annual event will be held on Thursday, September 26th, 2024, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Downtown Jackson. Mike Goodwin is...

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