Thomas Martinez and Beverlee Newcomb
Recorded March 9, 2020 Archived March 9, 2020 37:12 minutes
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DescriptionThomas Martinez (61) talks with one of his food service delivery clients, Beverlee Newcomb (73), about his job delivering meals with Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (EOC), how he came to work for them, and the care he takes to do his work well and connect with his clients.
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TM talks about how he first met BN and how he came to become a food delivery driver for the Fresno EOC.
TM talks about his work schedule and how he tries his best to help his clients.
TM recalls why he relocated to Fresno in the first place, to work on the 168 Freeway.
BN recalls how she came to call the senior center in Fresno for food assistance. TM talks about where "Meals on Wheels" came from.
TM reflects on how the food deliveries have been growing and the different groups they deliver to.
BN talks about what makes TM a good driver. TM reflects on how he tries to connect with his clients.
TM talks about how he takes care of himself on the job. BN recalls the volunteering she used to do and the people she met.
TM talks about how many of his clients are more technologically fluent than him, and the technological advances he has experienced in his life.