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Ohio National Guard turns out to distribute food items

Hundreds of vehicles line up at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, waiting for members of the Ohio National Guard to begin distributing food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, March 28. The food is being distributed by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton.

Hundreds of vehicles line up at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, waiting for members of the Ohio National Guard to begin distributing food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, March 28. The food is being distributed by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton.


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With masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton.


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Pallets of food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank are passed out by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard at Upper Valley Career Center on Saturday in Piqua. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton.


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With masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton.


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MIAMI COUNTY — With unemployment numbers rising, unexpected layoffs and uncertainty, the Miami County Food Insecurity Council put food on the shelves of more than 1,000 families on Saturday,

With the help of 30 members of the Ohio National Guard, Shared Harvest loaded 1,015 vehicles at six stations around the Upper Valley Career Center’s parking lot. The food distribution was supposed to open at noon, but cars were lined up down Looney Road before 11 a.m.

Miami County Food Insecurity Committee member and licensed social worker at Health Partners Free Clinic Aimee Shannon said although the pop-up pantry ran out of food, the 42 families who were unable to receive donations on Saturday were served on Monday.

“There were a lot of people there for the first time because of lay offs related to the virus and things like that, and it’s hard to ask for this kind of help,” Shannon said. “We were really glad they were there.”

Shannon said the National Guard’s help was so efficient, each vehicle was loaded in less than two minutes.

Shannon said the Miami County Food Insecurity Committee, the Miami County Ohio State Extension Office and Health Partners coordinated the event. Shannon said plans are in the works for a pop-up pantry in the month of April.

For updates and alerts regarding the Miami County pop-up pantry system, text @miamifood to 810-10.

Hundreds of vehicles line up at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, waiting for members of the Ohio National Guard to begin distributing food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, March 28. The food is being distributed by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/03/web1_032820mju_uvcc_ong_food1-1.jpgHundreds of vehicles line up at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, waiting for members of the Ohio National Guard to begin distributing food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, March 28. The food is being distributed by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today ©2020 Miami Valley Today. All rights reserved.

With masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/03/web1_032820mju_uvcc_ong_food4-1.jpgWith masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today ©2020 Miami Valley Today. All rights reserved.

Pallets of food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank are passed out by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard at Upper Valley Career Center on Saturday in Piqua. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/03/web1_032820mju_uvcc_ong_food2-1.jpgPallets of food items from the Shared Harvest Food Bank are passed out by members of Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard at Upper Valley Career Center on Saturday in Piqua. Delta Company is the forward support company the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered in Hamilton. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today ©2020 Miami Valley Today. All rights reserved.

With masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/03/web1_032820mju_uvcc_ong_food3-1.jpgWith masks in place for protection, members of the Delta Company, 237th Brigade Support Battalion, Ohio National Guard, hand out food items from Shared Harvest Food Bank at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua on Saturday. Delta Company is the forward support company for the 2107th Cavalry Squadron, headquartered at Hamilton. Mike Ullery | Miami Valley Today ©2020 Miami Valley Today. All rights reserved.
Ohio National Guard turns out to distribute food items