Behind the Scenes

Good morning friends of Care and Share!

Yesterday’s blog highlighted the importance of reliable, working equipment to get our job done. Another integral part of our work is our fleet of trucks, and of course, our drivers.

A reporter from the Pueblo Chieftain, Chris Woodka, recently spent some time at our Pueblo warehouse and driving around town with one of our lead warehouse professionals and driver, John Romine. During their time together, John and Chris collected donations from the Pueblo West Walmart, Sam’s Club and North Side Safeway.

Two fantastic newspaper articles appeared as a result: Getting in gear to deliver and Welcome to the food chain. Here are some highlights:

John, a Colorado City resident, has been working at Care and Share for eight years. Before Care and Share, he was putting his biological sciences degree to use doing water quality studies for the Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Now, his job takes him to Walsenburg, Canon City, Rocky Ford, and other towns in Southern Colorado. “At our mobile food pantries, we’re seeing a growing number of people. There are more people in need. You see desperate people and people who just need to fill in the gaps. Quite a few people tell me this is the first time they’ve sought assistance.”

John did not start out to become a truck-driving man. And, while he does drive a truck most days, that’s not what defines his life. “You get so many people who are so thankful. There are not a lot of jobs where people come up and thank you,” John said.

Thanks to the Pueblo Chieftain for putting together these great articles about our work!

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