New Haven pop-up pantry distributes food to up to 450 families in the community

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker joined officials from United Way of Greater New Haven Food Bank and Coordinated Food Assistance Network at a Neighborhood Pop-up Pantry on Thursday.

The event helped fill in the gaps for those left out of work and are unable to make ends meet due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials say the Neighborhood Pop-up Pantry provided groceries to feed up to 450 families in the New Haven community. Thursday’s event provided close to 50 lbs. of food per family.

“You look at the line of cars, and it just shows how much need there is still in New Haven,” Mayor Elicker said.

The event kicked off on June 25 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Food was distributed at the Floyd Athletic Baseball Field/Bowen Field Parking Lot on 399 Munson Street in New Haven.

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