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More than 100,000 pounds of food handed out in Nassau County

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 18:53:34-04

NASSAU COUNTY — There was a mile-long line of cars at Nassau County's newest and largest food bank on Thursday.

Many have been hurting economically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and have been forced to turn to food banks, including the one at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, for help in recent months.

Local charities raised more than $1 million to feed the hungry who can't afford food in the wake of this financial crisis.

The food bank at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened for the first time Thursday. Over 4,000 units containing over 100,000 pounds were handed out.

PIX11 Photojournalist Keith Lopez was there.