Our mission is to reach out with the love of Christ to provide 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 for lunch daily and two evening meals each week 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 2020.

  • 518,136

    Meals Served

  • 28,713

    Volunteer Hours

  • 328,507

    Food Lbs Donated

  • RIFA is a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
  • 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

  • I am RIFA – Marie Geiser

    March is National Social Work Month, and we are happy to highlight RIFA’s licensed social worker on staff, Marie Geiser, who serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Marie shared some of what her work at RIFA looks like and what...

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  • I am RIFA – Ellen Bennett

    Meet Ellen Bennett, RIFA’s Online Sales Manager. You may know her as the creative genius behind the RIFA Auction Group, where, twice a month, she lists around 75 interesting, unique, and valuable items donated to the RIFA warehouse for the...

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