Indiana National Guard Troops Help Hoosier Food Banks Dealing With COVID-19 Pandemic

STATEWIDE -- This weekend the Indiana National Guard are helping food banks prepare boxes for drive through pickups.

"We stand ready to support our community in every way necessary during emergency responses like this," said Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday, Guardsmen helped distribute boxes of food to over 300 households, to help get food delivered to communities that need it.

Schools are also stepping up to help during the pandemic. Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation Health Services said they have donated 1,800 pairs of surgical gloves, and the Mt. Vernon High School Science Department donated 24 protective goggles to Hancock Health.