Six(teen) drivers driving!
Our food doesn’t move itself. At the food bank, we have a crack team of 16 drivers who pick up and drop off food all wherever it is needed most. I’m one of them.
My daily routes take me throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Driving for the food bank these past six years has really opened my eyes to the need here. When I make my deliveries, I often see long lines of people waiting for food – people with jobs and some people who might not look like they’re in need, all lined up.
I enjoy meeting people along my route – folks at stores we’re picking up from, the partners we’re bringing food to, and sometimes, when I drive the food bank’s summer meal bus, kids who will be eating a meal right after I deliver it.
We start early to get a jump on the traffic, and by the time we’ve parked the food bank’s fleet of trucks and tractor-trailers for the day, we’ve gotten a lot of food to people who are struggling. Knowing that feels really good.
Will you make a generous gift to the food bank today to help keep our trucks on the road and meals rolling into the community?
I sure hope so. I’m counting on you!