New Jersey officials distributing free produce in Camden Saturday

CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As unemployment surges and more people struggle to put food on the table, officials in Camden are handing out boxes of fruit and vegetables. 

Farmers Against Hunger teamed up with Cooper’s Ferry to collect 10,000 pounds of food packed into 20-pound boxes of produce to be picked up Saturday at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, from 1-3 p.m.

People tend to lean on fast food because it's cheap and easy, but that’s obviously not the best nutritional choice, said Camden County freeholder Jon Young.

"So it’s a little bit more expensive to eat healthier, so we’re just making sure we give them healthy options to be able to eat some fruits and vegetables in this time of need," he said.

No identification is required and no questions will be asked at the door, but officials did ask that anyone coming to get food wear a face covering and gloves.