Gordon Burba, left, and Glenn Williams
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is comprised of several staff members who work hard to ensure we are providing food to the people in our service area facing hunger. That involves many avenues of support, but not the least of which are the drivers and distributors who bring the food from our distribution center to partner agencies or mobile food pantry locations.
Drivers Gordon Burba and Glenn Williams, between the two of them, have helped at nearly 270 mobile food pantries since March 2020, regularly transporting enough for 1,000 households. From delivering the food to the mobile food pantry site, unloading, and helping volunteers distribute to the community, they work hard to help people in need.
“It grabs at your heart,” Glenn said. “I met one woman at one of the first mobile food pantries I worked at who had three kids in college that were sent home because of the pandemic. She just couldn’t keep up with the food they ate.”
Glenn has worked at FAKH for a year, Gordon for a little over two years.
“The good Lord sent me here,” Gordon said. “I enjoy coming to work and helping people.”
Both men together have several decades of experience driving trucks, and Glenn came out of retirement to work for FAKH. They have been facilitating six to seven mobile food pantries each month in all parts of our service area, but also are delivering food orders for our more than 230 partner agencies to distribute.
“Glenn and Gordon have been invaluable to our organization,” said Wayne Tyree, FAKH director of operations. “You know that they truly care about our mission and will always go above and beyond to help people who need a little hand up.”