570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday’s Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

570 Boxes of Food Given Away at Saturday's Drive-Thru Food Pantry in Vauxhall

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of Union

Volunteers at the drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School on Saturday. Credits: Township of UnionnullBy KATHY CRYANMay 24, 2020 at 3:37 PM

UNION, NJ – About 50 volunteers were on hand Saturday morning to help distribute about 570 boxes of fruits, vegetables, breads, salads, wraps and desserts – enough food for a family of four for a week — via a drive-thru pantry at Jefferson School.

The food items were purchased from monetary donations received through collection efforts by MTN Organization, Inc. MTN, founded by Yvette Anderson with co-founder Reggie Anderson, “wanted to bring some healing and much-needed blessings to the community of Union,” said Yvette. She said some of Reggie’s classmates from Union High School, including Fred Scott, Brad Leak, and Mike Boll, reached out to MTN to see how they could help bring a drive-through pantry to Union.

Yvette said MTN has been coming to Union once a month for a year with their weekly free food pantry. “This was nothing new for us,” she said. Every first Saturday of the month they are at the (Union Township Community Action Organization (UTCAO) location feeding families. Their last visit was in February 2020. COVID-19 has kept them from operating in their normal fashion, so they came up w