AZ Food Bank volunteer helps 'drive' supplies to tornado victims | Community Spirit
When the call went out for volunteers, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona stepped forward and sent help.
An appeal went out from Feeding America, a network of member food banks, for help with tornado relief efforts. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma had food supplies and equipment for the tornado victims, but no drivers for the trucks. This was when the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona stepped in. Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank CEO asked for volunteers from the staff to help, and George Fahrman stepped forward.
George Fahrman, a Food Bank Transportation coordinator and CDL Driver began his driving duties on May 29 in Oklahoma.
His current duties involve driving semi-truck loads of food and water from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to food banks, local churches and other distribution points in Moore.
This is not the first time the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has assisted in a disaster, they sent staff and equipment during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008.