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Everything Old Is New Again for Feed My People

By Deb Gaut | July 17, 2018

I pulled into the parking lot at 9 a.m. and parked in front of the brown, nondescript building that houses Feed My People, a well-loved charity in High Ridge, MO.  The physical structure is a rambling, one-story, brick building with a storied past.  I had heard that it served as a funeral home at one time–oddly enough, hosting only a single funeral.  There were whispers of mob connections and allegations of money laundering.  Then, Feed My People purchased the building in 1997.  As a writer, I was intrigued by the unusual history and looked forward to receiving a tour.  Little…

Volunteer Fit

Finding the Right Volunteer Fit

By Eileen Perrigo | June 20, 2018

Congratulations!  You have worked tirelessly for 35-40 years and, at last, you are anticipating retirement.  How do you feel about the prospect of retiring?  What do you want to do with your time?  How will you create a sense of meaning and purpose that energizes and excites you? One possibility you may be considering is actively volunteering in your community.  However, you may (or may not) know how or where to begin.  This is my story about making that transition, which hopefully will help guide you in making your own retirement decisions. Shortly after retiring, when the new chapter of…