Get to know Rob, Warehouse Manager

By Lauren Matthews February 4, 2021 8:50 pm
Get to know the man behind the scenes! Check out our quick Q&A with Rob:

 

What were you doing before coming to Second Harvest?

I was working for a sanitation company who cleaned up at a meat plant. Lost the contract there and continued to work helping others by making sure they arrived at their designated destination working for Uber.

What does your job entail?

My job entails communicating with staff and agencies to assure we are all working together as best as possible to complete our goal of feeding those in need.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Completing the week knowing that we did our best to serve the community as best we could. To see the smiles of those volunteers helping out the agencies distribute product. Seeing parents with their kids in line waiting to get food on the table. I guess just being able to do the work of a higher power if you would!

What is something you wish people understood about poverty and hunger?

Hunger and poverty kind of goes hand and hand. If you’re not paid well enough you are not able to provide food for the family. Reason being you only make enough to keep a roof over your head and maybe pay utility bills. Not to mention the cost of healthy meals being so high..

What do you like to do when you are not at work?

I like to work on DIY projects at home. (building, painting, inventing.) Helping those in need the best I can in any situation. But above all I think I just really like to associate with others and help them to succeed in their dreams and efforts.

What is your life motto?

I’d like to think “never say never” and “it is what it is” are my top two mottos.

Reason being never saying never leads to so many possibilities and ideas. Once you start with the never all the negative thoughts come to mind and shuts down the process before starting. It is what it is. I like this for some reason. It shows me how to think out the box. Teaches me how to accept and adjust. If you can’t change things , sometimes you have to adapt.