A group of 10 other Ohio National Guard members, who joined the 500 nationwide serving members, began assisting a Toledo food bank on Friday.
The 10 Soldiers and Airmen will be stationed at SeaGate Food Bank in northwest Ohio to serve as they did with food banks across Ohio due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ohio Adjutant General’s department said in a press release .
As of March, the Ohio National Guard has served in 12 food bank warehouses, distributing more than 4 million pounds of food, according to a press release. The guard has also helped collect personal protective equipment and assisted medical personnel in treating a coronavirus outbreak at the Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton, Columbiana County.
“Since the coronavirus outbreak began in Ohio, we have known that our assistance may be requested on a variety of unique missions,” said Maj. Gen. John C. Harris Jr., Ohio Adjutant General. “When our state calls, we answer.”