Sherman man creates Facebook page to help people find supplies amid COVID-19

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - As grocery stores nationwide are feeling the impact of COVID-19, and necessities are flying off of the shelves, a Texoma man started a Facebook group as a way to help people find the items they need.

"I've been noticing with everything going on there's been shortages," David Thornhill said.

Thornhill said since the COVID-19 outbreak, it's been hard for him to find basic items at grocery stores.

He lives in Sherman and works as a delivery driver for Grub Hub, a food delivery service.

"For example, they ordered some milk and everything else like that, I go to the store to pick it up and it's all gone," Thornhill said.

That's how he got the idea to start the Facebook page, North Texas Supplies and Essentials, to help people looking for certain items.

Thornhill posts pictures on the page with the location to let people know what's in stock at specific stores, and he's encouraging others to do the same.

"Here's milk at this store, here's toilet paper at this store," Thornhill said.

Thornhill has posted about those items along with where to find things like thermometers, meats, water bottles, and baby formula.

"We need people basically telling everybody where supplies are, we need to take care of our community as best as we can," Thornhill said.

Thornhill said he's taking extra steps to sanitize and avoid contact with people while still doing his job.

He has seen a big difference in the majority of his orders on the app.

"A lot of what I'm delivering to is nursing homes, retirement communities," Thornhill said.

That's why Thornhill said it is all worthwhile.

"It means a lot to give back to the community that's given me so much," Thornhill said.

Anyone can join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/507165523301724/