gofer (n.2) Look up gofer at Dictionary.com
"errand-runner," 1956, American English coinage from verbal phrase go for (coffee, spare parts, etc.), with a pun on gopher.
gofer (n.1) Look up gofer at Dictionary.com
"thin cake or waffle with a honeycomb pattern," 1769, from French gaufre, literally "honeycomb" (see wafer (n.)).