UNION, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — More local families are facing food insecurity because of the pandemic.

Hundreds of cars lined up to receive free food in Union on Thursday morning.

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The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Stop and Shop held a drive-up food distribution at Kean University.

They handed out five tons of fresh local produce and emergency non-perishable items to families in need.

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Feeding America says there’s a 56% increase in food insecurity throughout New Jersey as a result of the pandemic.