Gov. Mike DeWine thanked the Ohio National Guard as it ended its humanitarian mission to help food banks across the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine thanked the Ohio National Guard as it ended its humanitarian mission to help food banks across the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ohio National Guard has completed its humanitarian mission to help food banks across Ohio during the coronavirus pandemic.

After over a year of transporting food across the state and assisting food banks with conversion to “untouchable” food delivery methods, the Guard was honored Friday with a farewell ceremony at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective in Grove City. Mid-Ohio Collective Food Partners with over 650 nonprofit agencies to distribute food to families across Ohio.

“We are losing family as the Guard leaves today,” said Matt Habash, CEO of the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. “Because of them, we were able to put food on the tables for all those who were fighting. It seems that simply saying thank you seems so inappropriate for this humanitarian mission.”