By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A city program that’s helping feed families reached a somber milestone.

Grow NYC says it has now delivered 1 million meals to struggling New Yorkers since the start of the pandemic.

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The program provides free boxes full of fresh produce from local farms, as well as pantry items.

The boxes are distributed throughout the five boroughs.

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Saturday, many people lined up outside the Flatlands Reformed Church in Brooklyn.

“It’s harder when you’re not working and there’s nothing coming in. Your food is not gonna last forever. Things run out, and that’s why pantries are very important at this time,” one man said.

Grow NYC says each box has enough food to provide six to eight meals per household.

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