After several months moving boxes and helping people with food, Indiana National Guard soldiers at Old Bethel & Partners can use volunteers.

Indianapolis Star

Jeff Maag knows what it’s like to go a day without food. He remembers the hunger he felt as a kid waiting for his mom to scrape something together or for a friend to drop food off. 

And that’s why Maag, 52, volunteers at the Old Bethel and Partners food pantry on East 21st Street near North Franklin Road.  

The pantry is now in desperate need of volunteers like Maag after the 10 soldiers from the National Guard who have worked at the pantry since the start of the coronavirus pandemic began to leave this week, said Arin Schellenberg, the program manager at the pantry.

Across Indiana, most National Guard soldiers will be leaving food banks and pantries this week despite the continued high demand