This isn’t Aronhalt’s first time supporting his community through tragedy. In 2015, he was part of the team who helped relief efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. And, he’s quick to mention that this crisis is similar in a lot of ways but also different than anything anyone’s seen before.
“Not to take anything away from Katrina,” he said. “But the scale of this is enormous.”
He also said that there is a silver lining. Aronhalt believes that this whole experience will generally help people appreciate each other more.
“I do think that when this is all over, people will look at cashiers and everybody who’s out there, as far as essential workers, differently,” he said. “I think there will be more thought given to that person.”
And while he says the experience of delivering food to medical workers is rewarding and gratifying, Aronhalt humbly mentioned he was just one of many drivers helping out.
“I mean, I’m just a guy who drove a truck there. Okay. And that could have been, you know, 1,000 other guys that do the same thing,” he said. “It makes you feel good, to be able to do something for somebody.”