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

  • 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 a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
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Latest News

  • Build Up the Excitement for Canstruction 2022

    Canstruction is back and bigger than ever! RIFA’s annual food drive event, Canstruction, is back for its 17th year! The event, will take place September 29th at 6:00 PM at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. All proceeds benefit RIFA to...

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  • Pack the Bus with Us Saturday, August 20th

    Are you ready to Pack the Bus? Join RIFA on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM at all Kroger and Walmart locations in Jackson and help us pack the bus to fight hunger. Pack the Bus is...

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