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

  • 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
  • RIFA is a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA volunteer
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Latest News

  • Hunger-Free Holidays 2023

    The holidays are right around the corner! With your support, we can provide the food needed for families to enjoy a traditional holiday meal. Next time you head to the grocery store, purchase the items on the list below. Items...

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  • I am RIFA – Thrift Store

    For today’s installment of I am RIFA, we’d like to introduce you to Deb Utley, Manager of the RIFA Thrift Store, and Shaka Smith, the RIFA Thrift Store’s Assistant Manager. One of RIFA’s several hunger-fighting ministries, the Thrift Store, located...

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