At approximately 8:50 p.m. Friday, March 20, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez took to Facebook to let citizens know that Governor Gavin Newsom announced the deployment of National Guard troops to three counties for the purposes of safeguarding food banks and their supplies. "According to the information I’ve received, there are currently between 500-600 guard members ready to deploy to Monterey, Riverside and Sacramento Counties, said Melendez in her social media post. "They will be deployed to these locations because these counties specifically asked for humanitarian relief assistance. Many of the local food banks rely on volunteers that are 65 years and older. With a dramatic reduction in the volunteer population, these Unarmed guards will be deployed to help ensure food security. The
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