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Indiana National Guard assists Pantry 279

Members of the Indiana National Guard, who have been activated during thew COVID-19/Coronavirus emergency helped volunteers at Pantry 279 Monday.

Four members of the Indiana National Guard, from various units, wore balaclavas, and helped volunteers. Cindy Chavez, of Pantry 279, said volunteers at the food pantry are exhausted, but when she was asked for help, she only wanted help from the National Guard. The food pantry, which normally helps people in need of food assistance, has been swamped during the past few weeks, and last week Chavez posted photos of empty shelves.

So, Monday, the Indiana National Guard scrambled, and answered the call for assistance. And several guard members worked into the afternoon, after unloading the trucks, and helping organize food, to load boxes into cars.

April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: Members of the Indiana National Guard wear balaclava’s while helping support volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wears an American flag balaclava while supporting volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. Two trucks from Hoosier Hills Food Bank were unloaded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wears a balaclava and helps unload a food truck from Hoosier Hills food bank while supporting volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wearing a balaclava supports volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. The National Guard helped unload two trucks from Hoosier Hills Food Bank. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wearing an American flag balaclava while supporting volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: Members of the Indiana National Guard support volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wears an American flag balaclava while supporting volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. Two trucks from Hoosier Hills Food Bank were unloaded. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A volunteer carries milk, and other food items, to a client while helping distribute food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: A member of the Indiana National Guard wears an American flag balaclava and carries food to a vehicle while supporting volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
April 13, 2020 – Ellettsville, Indiana USA: Members of the Indiana National Guard support volunteer workers distributing food at Pantry 279 to help those experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19/Coronavirus stay-at-home order in Indiana during the pandemic. Hoosiers have been ordered to only travel for essential needs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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