What is RFMA Gives?
Our industry gives us so much so we are giving back through RFMA Gives. With our first project completed in 2011, each year we select a charitable shelter or kitchen that’s in need of repairs or remodeling. We pool the talents and resources of RFMA members and share them with the chosen non-profit food service organization to make a significant difference in their ability to serve the community.
RFMA Gives 2020 in Denver
RFMA is humbled and pleased to announce that our RFMA Gives 2020 project recipient is Stout Street Foundation located in Commerce City, CO. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Denver area, Stout Street was chosen because of its great fit and the large impact our members will be able to make at the organization. Stout Street's facilities include two buildings, one for administration and one for housing their residents (previously a hotel), that RFMA will be able to work on.
Stout Street's mission is “to provide a supportive, therapeutic community for addicts and alcoholics to help them help themselves so they may return to society as recovering, productive, and responsible citizens". Stout Street provides a 2-3 year residential treatment program which includes professional services and vocational training to approximately 200 adult men and women each year. Plus they accept individuals without requiring any fees. Stout Street only asks that participants in the program are motivated to face their addiction and willing to work to put the pieces of their life back together. Learn more about our RFMA Gives 2020 project recipient by checking out their website at www.stoutstreet.org/.
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Past RFMA Gives Projects
RFMA Gives 2019
Our RFMA Gives 2019 project was Mobile Loaves & Fishes located in Austin, Texas. After visiting several wonderful organizations in the Austin area, MLF was chosen because of its great fit. Their mission of Mobile Loaves & Fishes is “to provide food and clothing, to cultivate community and to promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We empower the community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless”. MLF has several food trucks that go out daily to provide meals, clothing, and hygiene products to the local Austin homeless community. They built a “Community First! Village” that houses and welcomes home individuals who have been labeled as outcasts and pushed to the fringe of society to be forgotten.
Over 150 volunteers, joined RFMA in Austin, TX on September 8th for our annual RFMA Gives Volunteer Day. Volunteers were able to help with a variety of projects at Mobile Loaves & Fishes and made a huge impact on the community and its residents. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers and the outpouring of support for the project.
RFMA Gives 2018: The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
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RFMA Gives 2017: The Daily Bread-Orlando, FL
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RFMA Gives 2016: The Journey Home- Murfreesboro, TN
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RFMA Gives 2015: East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC)- El Cajon, CA
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RFMA Gives 2014: Dallas Life
Ministries- Dallas, TX
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RFMA Gives 2013- Midway Safe Harbor- Sanford, Florida
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RFMA Gives 2012 - SAME Cafe- Denver, CO
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RFMA Gives 2011 - Someone Cares Soup Kitchen,- Costa Mesa, CA
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