NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A pop-up food pantry on Staten Island was a star-studded event Saturday.

Comedian Tracy Morgan was on hand to pass out food at the Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary School.

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About 500 families got fresh produce, canned foods and meals.

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“The unemployment rate here in Staten Island has gone up to 9%,” said Janis Robinson, vice president of the Food Bank for NYC. “We want people to understand $1 helps provide five meals.”

Pop-up distribution centers allow the food bank to zoom in on neighborhoods where needs are outpacing resources.

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