Retired Nurse Uses Pension Money To Help Provide Meals To 7,000 Hungry People Each Month

March 8, 2015 3:46 PM

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Charolette Tidwell, 69, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, worked for more than 40 years as a nurse before retiring. But when she left that job, her work was far from done. After her retirement, Tidwell began using her pension to provide food to people in need.

Tidwell is the director of Antioch Consolidated Association for Youth and Family, a Fort Smith-based social services agency she founded in 2000. She started the charity with money from her pension which, along with donations and small grants, continues to fund Antioch. The food bank has grown to pro...

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