National Guard still giving out free food

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BRATTLEBORO — What was once a long line of vehicles waiting to get essential food items during the coronavirus pandemic in April has turned into a smooth flowing operation in late July.

Members of the Vermont Army National Guard on Wednesday were loading vehicles with 10 pounds of cheese, 20 pounds of chicken, 25 pounds of produce and three gallons of milk at the Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution site in Brattleboro.

Sgt. Joel Van Dyke, Vermont Army National Guard, said they will be at Brattleboro Union High School every Wednesday throughout August, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People have to preregister online or call 211.

"Registration has helped to keep the numbers to certain time frames and just working a lot better," said Van Dyke.

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