DRIVEN Food Outreach: 100,000 Blessings

Written January 11th, 2013 by WVaBuckeye

How many people does it take to pull off a miracle? It’s kind of a trick question, since ‘miracles’ usually imply divine intervention but the amazing truth is that many inspired and faithful people are looking to find ways to create daily miracles for those who live near the heart of Ohio. What follows the pictorial update is the original article helping get the word out about the DRIVEN event that took place on December 15th. As you will be able to see, many families were blessed by this event and these three wonderful people are the DRIV(ing)EN force behind it.

Former Buckeyes Roy Hall and Antonio Smith with DRIVEN do-all  Josselyn Timko.

“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!

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

People lining up and getting ready to receive

Volunteers working feverishly to unload the goodies to be handed out

Volunteers handing out the food and staying busy

A sea of loaves of bread to be handed out and used by the needy families

Many families going through the line

Long and very busy tables

Even in the middle of the event, the line was still out the door, people were having an amazing day thanks to DRIVEN

Have you ever seen so many happy faces? 100,000 PLUS BLESSINGS for sure

Words cannot come close to expressing the gratitude that I am sure all of those feel that benefited from this event. I can tell you that my 2012 was better because of my involvement with DRIVEN and you can do your part. Please go here, and pick a great cause to help year round. Become a part of the DRIVEN Offensive line, or look at other ways you can help. There’s plenty to do and Roy, Antonio and Josselyn could use all of the help they can get. Big things coming in 2013 and they look forward to your help with them!

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 – they feel commanded to be a perpetual outreach in a community that needs their help.

If you would like to make a monetary donation CLICK HERE. If you are interested in hosting a food drive for DRIVEN or would like to make an individual food contribution or donate a grocery store gift card please CLICK HERE.  For additional information about the DRIVEN Food Outreach please click FREE FOOD. 


  1. KenNo Gravatar
    January 11th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for the update, WVa. This cause is the essence of the Buckeye spirit.

    Obviously, Hall, Smith, Timko and others embody this spirit.


    WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    January 14th, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Thank you for reading Ken, DRIVEN has been a huge part of my life the past year. I am blessed to have Roy Hall as a mentor and friend.


  2. GaryNo Gravatar
    January 12th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Hall and Smith are great guys working for a great cause.


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