RIFA's mission is to reach out with the love of Christ to help people in need by providing physical and spiritual nourishment. RIFA has a specific, targeted focus on fighting hunger. Every day, RIFA is changing the story of hunger in our community through our programs. RIFA’s hunger fighting programs include a Soup Kitchen, the Senior Staples Program, a Food Bank, the Snack Backpack Program, two School Food Pantries, Thrift Store, and Community Outreach.
In Jackson, TN, RIFA is the primary source of assistance with food. Food insecurity is a significant issue facing our community as 18.9% of Jackson residents are considered food insecure. This means that nearly 1 in 5 of our city’s residents faces a consistently limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.