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.READ MORE: At Least 2 Injured In Upper West Side ShootingTeacher Stephanie Edmonds On Why She's Not Getting The COVID Vaccine, Despite Mandate: 'The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made'
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.