“Bread Man” Joe Fattrusso

Story #8
Air Date: August 21, 2013

Six days a week, starting at 6 a.m., Joe Fattrusso visits grocery stores around Ventura County loading his car with food to bring to seniors and poor families in his community.

He’s been doing this for 20 years and is affectionately known as “the bread man.”

Unfortunately, the heavy lifting of milk and egg cartons has taken a toll on his 83-year-old body, requiring hernia and hip replacement operations.

When 5-hour ENERGY® Helps recognized Joe with $50,000, he nearly fainted. Then he told us, “I got to go back and pick up more bread now,” before rushing the door to do more deliveries.

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One Response to “Bread Man” Joe Fattrusso

  1. Glen McTavish August 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Thank you to Frank for leading the way for all of us in ‘selfless service.’ He reminds me so much of my high school coach and mentor, Ron Z, who became a very successful and appreciated high school principal.

    He is long since retired and takes a leading role in getting the appropriate food needed for the food bank where I grew up. I moved away and I had not seen him since high school. When I was visiting my family, about 42 years later, I looked him up I got to thank him for all he done for me and I was so amazed to see how much his volunteerism was essential to the smooth running of a resource that serves more people each year.

    I am 66 now and I have some health issues, so these men are even more of an inspiration to me. You are a huge reflection of unconditional love in your service. Thank you for what you do which tells us who you really are – angels!

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