A police agency in Virginia took an unusual approach to help families in need during the continued spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19.

According to WHSV-TV, the Harrisonburg Police Department deployed one of its remote-controlled robots to deliver food to people who are sheltered-in-place during the ongoing pandemic.

Officers reportedly used the robot to deliver lunch donated by a national sandwich chain to a family to see if it would work—and it did.

Police say the family got a much-appreciated meal and a front row seat to what they hope will become a beneficial initiative in the community while providing helpful training for members of the department.

Police say they plan to continue these missions periodically in the coming weeks.

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