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

  • RIFA is a refuge for so many.

    -Paul Reed, RIFA 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

  • 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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  • I am RIFA – Cassandra Fuller

    We’d like to introduce you to RIFA’s Vice President of the Board of Directors, Cassandra Fuller. Serving on the board since July 2021, her term as Board Vice President began July 1st 2023. We’re so thankful to have her in...

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