NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Bronx city council member is reaching out to constituents struggling to keep food on the table during the pandemic.

Council member Rafael Salamanca Jr. hosted a food distribution event at his district office Tuesday.

With the help of New York Common Pantry and Bronx Community Board 2, thousands of pounds of bagged produce and non-perishable food items were given out.

Salamanca has worked with New York Common Pantry on several similar efforts.

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