BRONX, N.Y. - At the Food Bank For New York City warehouse in the Bronx, Gil Llavet is known as the GOAT.
"You look up a picture of Food Bank, you gotta see a picture of Gil. Gil is God," said one employee.
Gil has been with Food Bank for 37 of their 40 years. This hi-lo operator comes to work at 5:30 every morning and sometimes wants to stay past his normal shift – all because he knows the people of this city are relying on guys like him.
Gil grew up in Puerto Rico with his mom, a brother, and one sister. He remembers the days when his family couldn’t afford food. Going to sleep hungry. Not knowing where or when his next meal would come.