I have blown up twitter in the past weeks helping promote the DRIVEN Food Outreach that is taking place this Saturday in Columbus. The one part that really tugs at my heart is the fact that my stomach growls after missing just one meal and I can only imagine how those who miss meals for days at a time feel. I have considered making a pledge to not eating for a couple days so that I could really feel what hungry people feel.
As a child I experienced times where my single mother just couldn’t afford to put a nice meal on the table. Goulash and ketchup sandwiches were regulars at times and were welcome meals on days there just wasn’t anything else to eat. All of what I went through as a child pales in comparison to some of the issues the needy around Columbus are faced with. There are families that go days without eating anything. This is your opportunity to help where help is needed. Let the next time your stomach growls remind you that there are people who go days without eating, and you helped do something about it!
Roy Hall and Antonio Smith really started DRIVEN for one purpose – God told them to do it. They are a perpetual outreach in a community that needs their help. They are celebrating the 4th Annual DRIVEN Food Outreach that has directly impacted over 2,500 Columbus families, distributed over 200,000 pounds of food, and brought HOPE to people needing it. They intend to hand out 100,000 pounds this Saturday.
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“The DRIVEN Food Outreach has just as much impact on me as it does the families in attendance. Giving to others means so much to me! Giving breaks the back of greed! Having the CHRISTmas spirit is about Christ! He gave his life for us. The least we can do to honor Him is to help others. Playing at Ohio State and in the NFL were some of the best days of my life, but I can honestly say that scoring touchdowns or playing “that team up north” is not even close to as important as it is to help others! Everyone reading this had someone, at some point, that helped them through a tough time. What if that person hadn’t been there? My goal is to make sure that people can ALWAYS count on the DRIVEN Foundation to BE THERE. We will impact the world, starting with Columbus, OHIO. Everybody can be great because ANYBODY can serve!” – Roy Hall
Please take the time to give over the next few days and do your part to help those who cannot help themselves. Help in some way spreading the word about the 100,000 pounds of food that DRIVEN is distributing this Saturday. Do not ignore your stomach the next time it growls at you, let it remind you to help feed someone that is in dire need. Make the 4th Annual DRIVEN Food Outreach the best one ever. If you cannot help out this weekend, please take the time to lend a hand at a local food pantry or take a local family under your wings. You’ll be amazed at what this can do for your heart.Thank you!