GA National Guard partners with Community Food Bank to serve residents

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — As the COVID-19 pandemic stays steady, the demand for food continues to rise.

This week, the Georgia National Guard and the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank served hundreds of people in surrounding counties.

Organizers assigned soldiers to distribution centers in March. Since then, they have continued serving residents.

Staff Sgt. Vanessa Williams says they aim to feed more families in need.

“It shows that we can be very diverse and be able to switch roles by giving to the communities and being able to help during this COVID-19 pandemic,” Williams said.

Distribution locations

For a list of food bank distribution locations, visit their Facebook page.

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Rashaad Vann comes to Georgia from Detroit, Michigan. He most recently worked as a Regional News Reporter and Sports Anchor for News Channel Nebraska in Norfolk, Nebraska. While in college, he interned at WSFA-TV and WVAS-FM in Montgomery. While growing up, he was always involved in sports such as football, swimming, track and cross country. After high school, he studied and graduated from Alabama State University with a degree in communications. Rashaad loves to travel because it offers an opportunity to learn and connect with different people. He’s a member and is involved in several different social and community service organizations that give back to the community locally and nationwide.