Michigan National Guard to Aid Food Banks in Four Communities
The Michigan National Guard will aid food banks in four communities across Michigan, with 10 Michigan National Guard members serving at each site.
Food banks in Ann Arbor, Comstock Park, Flint and Pontiac will receive aid. Aid to the food banks is scheduled to being Monday and expected to continue through mid-April.
“The aid that men and women of the Michigan National Guard will provide to Food Banks across Michigan is further proof that the Michigan National Guard is a true cornerstone of Michigan communities,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a release. “I could not be more proud of their service, commitment, and determination, and they are making a difference in the state’s response to COVID-19.”
The Michigan National Guard will provide assistance with mobile food distribution, which serves 300-600 families daily. Guard members will direct traffic for drive-through distribution sites and with packing bags of fruit and handing bags to cars.