NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) — Since the beginning of the pandemic, Newark has distributed more than eight million meals through its Drive-Up and Go food distribution event.

On Tuesday, the city’s interim public safety director, Raul Malave, announced street closures related to the event. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mt. Prospect Avenue, between Third and Abington avenues, will be closed. 

The food drive began at 11 a.m. and has started to be held in the vicinity of Mt. Prospect and Second avenues. Drivers were advised by officials to anticipate delays and to plan alternate routes.