A high school internship sponsored by Cargill introduced Meghan Bassett to Interfaith Outreach. Over the summer of 1998, she spent time at the front desk greeting clients, stocking the food shelf, organizing clothing donations and preparing the birthday gift closet for kids. “The internship helped me see the power of community, challenges others face and the amazing work that the Interfaith Outreach staff does on a daily basis.”
After moving back to the area in 2012, Meghan wanted to reconnect. Her accounting background was a perfect fit for Interfaith’s Finance Committee. It provided a way for Meghan to re-engage with Interfaith Outreach using her education and experiences to give back. “I love driving away after sitting in a finance committee meeting or board meeting, knowing that I have given my time to an organization I believe is doing so much good for my community.”
Meghan recently introduced her three young children to the Holiday Gift Program. “It was such a great experience to start teaching them what it means to buy [gifts] for others, give to people who need help and introduce them to the volunteer work that I enjoy doing.”
Amidst the uncertainties of COVID-19, Meghan ”looks forward to working through these challenges, so our organization can help our community stabilize, strengthen and thrive.”
Meghan, you are amazing! Thank you for your leadership.