For the past three years, Robert Rossi has developed a unique perspective on Feed the Children’s work across America — from behind the wheel of a big rig. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Rossi has a burning desire to be of service. And he’s found the perfect vehicle. “With Feed the Children, we’re extending a hand of goodness,” he says. “Giving a hand so people can improve their lives. If everyone helps just a little bit, it moves us all in the right direction.”
It started for Rossi in 2016. Looking for work, he came across an ad for a Feed the Children long-haul driver. He applied right away and never looked back. “This job comes with a great sense of gratification,” says Rossi. “Because we’re not just serving people. We’re serving our country and making it better. That’s something I’ve done much of my life.”
Day in and day out, Rossi drives to distribution centers and to businesses that donate goods to help hungry children and families. He’s inspired by all of it, especially when he sees folks at every level of Feed the Children rolling up their sleeves to help. “The president, Travis Arnold, and my boss, Greg Garen, were at an event in Oklahoma City,” he says. “These two gentlemen were hands on, giving wonderful words of encouragement to people. They don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.”
For Rossi, this is not just a job. It’s a calling. He’s inspired by the leadership, by the army of volunteers who donate their time, and by the donors who give financially to keep the wheels turning and the children fed.
“It’s a wonderful group of like-minded individuals who are focused on a mission. I pray that God will continue to bring people together who have the potential to make a difference,” he says.
If you are able, please take a moment today to make a donation. Any gift, no matter the amount, can be the difference between hunger and hope for a child.