A Brief History
Serving 31 Million Pounds of Food in the Last 6 Years
20+ Years in the Making
RBI begins with one goal – to love our neighbors as ourselves! With a Chevy cargo van, a one-ton Ford truck, canned and nonperishable in-kind food items, RBI opened a food pantry out of a church closet as a way to provide food for those that lacked the finances to provide food for themselves and their family.
Our Founder's Story
Pastor Dan saw firsthand how unexpected expenses could cause a low-income household to become food insecure. Witnessing people trying to decide if they should pay their electric bill or buy groceries moved him into further action. He was filled with compassion and made it his life’s mission to help the food insecure one canned good at a time. Knowing how hard it can be to make daily ends meet, Pastor Dan serves those in need without judgment or hesitation. As he has provided for others, he has seen his own needs met, along with the needs of RBI at an organizational level.
“When you give from your heart with no intention of receiving anything back, it is incredible what happens, not just in yourself as a person, but in the community around you. People began showing up and meeting organizational needs beyond food, we began to receive refrigerated truck donations, and a pallet jack donation for our warehouse facility. It has been and continues to be an incredible mission to be a part of. It doesn’t matter your age, or how much you have in your pantry or your bank account, anyone can make a difference! People need to see kindness, love, mercy, and grace in action, to know that they are not suffering alone, meeting people’s food provisional needs has given them something beyond food, it has given them hope and people all over the world need hope.”