Beech-Nut holds free food distribution event in Amsterdam

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AMSTERDAM – Food insecurity continues to be a problem more than a year a half into the pandemic.

There are still food distribution events happening around the Capital Region.

Beech-Nut Nutrition Company in Amsterdam held its fifth annual "Beech Nut Gives Back" event on Monday.

It’s a drive through event, where volunteers filled boxes with fresh and non-perishable food items in the trunks.

So far this year, Beech-Nut distributed food to more than 1,000 families.

One in four families live at or below the poverty line in the city.