BENEFITING: ROY HALL DRIVEN FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2012
For the past three years I have been very involved with an annual event with The Driven Foundation called Mr.Driven's Truck. This event was started by two former OSU football players that returned to Columbus to give to the community that gave them so much.
Each year Roy and Antonio work to raise enough money to purchase an entire semitruck full of food and organize an event to give away a weeks worth of food to over 1000 families. Each year the need becomes greater and last year we had to turn away families for the first time ever because we ran out of food.
Most of you know that early this summer we moved to Florida for personal family reasons. Roy and Antonio along with the Driven Foundation and Mr. Drivens Truck are all very close and personal parts of our lives. Last weekend (November 10th) I reached out to Roy, asked him if he needed anything for this years event and that we wanted to help however we could even if we are in Florida. His response was "I'm trying to get as much pasta and pasta sauce right now as I can." So ... challenge accepted. Our goal as a family is to raise $1000 to go towards the purchase of pasta and pasta sauce for this years giveaway.
If you are looking to do something good this holiday season and really want to make a difference but are unsure what to do ... give to this event. Kevin, Taylor and myself have all see firsthand how much this food means to each person who receives it. All three of us have personally put a weeks worth of food into the hands of a needy mother or father and saw the sincere look of gratitude on their face and heard their "god bless you."