FISH / RHAFT, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers who provide rides to a medical  appointment and emergency food  for those needing assistance and living in the Rush-Henrietta School District.

R-H FISH Program

The F.I.S.H.organization was started in England in the 1960’s. Founded on the Christian principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” and the Golden Rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you,”  FISH helped anyone who needed a neighborly good turn.

drive-photo12-croppedToday, as an international organization, F.I.S.H. has widened its influence to several countries and has expanded rapidly in the United States. Each local organization, while possibly using the F.I.S.H. name and founding principles, assigns various meanings to that acronym and operates under it’s own rules, regulations and guidelines.

Project F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) was formed, in 1969, as a mission of the Rush-Henrietta Interfaith League, comprised at that time of members from twelve congregations in the Rush-Henrietta area. Project F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) volunteers provide transportation to medical-related appointments for individuals unable to drive there themself.

Project F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) operated under the umbrella organization, Community Concerns of Henrietta, Inc., until the February, 2008 incorporation of FISH / RHAFT, Inc. The (then designated) R-H FISH program of FISH / RHAFT, Inc. is a charter member of Give-a-Lift, a volunteer transportation consortium run by Lifespan, which now includes 26 other agencies and ministries.

RHAFT Program

Thirty-five years ago, RHAFT, the community’s emergency food cupboard, was created as an outgrowth of Project FISH. After beginning in a closet in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, RHAFT then moved to the Gillette School, Cupboard-croppedto Good Shepherd Church, and to the Webster School Building. A $65,000 Building Fund Drive, in 2000, enabled a much needed expansion into our own independent facility. The RHAFT program of FISH / RHAFT, Inc. is a member of Foodlink’s coalition of emergency food cupboards; they’ve been a valued partner from the outset.

FISH / RHAFT, Inc. Organization

Today, dedicated volunteers provide a network of support to our neighbors in the Rush-Henrietta community. A number of volunteers wear several hats! Neighbors who need help call 585/453-2370,  the Answering Service for the R-H FISH and RHAFT programs. Click here to see how we have served the Rush-Henrietta community.

Interested in helping? Visit our volunteer page.



Mailing Address

PO Box 302
Henrietta, NY 14467-0302