In 2015, Convoy of Hope delivered more than 26 million pounds of food all over the world, and doing so is no small task. It requires the expertise of our Procurement and Logistics team, of which Frank Senkinc is a valued member.
While most are sleeping or going about their days, Frank can usually be found on the road pulling truckloads of product to or from our World Distribution Center in Springfield, Missouri. Over his 28-year career as a truck driver, Frank has driven nearly 3.5 million miles, and he’s done it with a smile and the warmth of someone who has a driving passion to feed the world.
Q: What’s the best part of driving for Convoy?
A: I love the arrivals. When you get to our Community Events or onto a disaster site, and the volunteers are there, they’ve got their cameras out, they’re jumping around, they’re high-fiving … I get goosebumps every time. And sometimes I get choked up. It’s just an awesome feeling knowing you’re there to support our volunteers as they help other people in need.
Q: Did you always want to drive a truck?
A: Yes, I love it. When I was a kid, I was always excited to see a truck go by. And today, when a truck goes by all lit up, I still get that same feeling of “wow”!
Q: What’s your favorite snack food while on the road?
A: I eat a lot of peanuts and almonds. I try to stay healthy, but sometimes doing that is really hard. I also love chocolate ice cream.
Q: How do you go about eating ice cream while driving the truck?
A: The same way I eat a bowl of soup going down the road, I suppose.