Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 5, 2019

Help Fight Against Food Insecurity on July 10th at the Union County Summer Arts Festival

Union County, NJ — The Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with Foodstock NJ and the Community Food Bank of NJ are requesting that residents donate non-perishable food items to assist those in need at the July 10th, Summer Arts Concert Series at Echo Lake Park.

“Over 12 million children in our country live in homes that do not have enough food to sustain everyone in their household,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “We want to do our part here in Union County by assisting our local foodbanks in providing food to families in our community.”

On July 10th the Summer Arts Concert Series continues with Radio Petty (The Best of Tom Perry) at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for UC Fit Yoga at 6:30. The concert will begin promptly at 7:30.

Summer is a particularly difficult time of year for our nation’s food banks. Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced cost breakfast and/or lunch at school must find ways to replace those meals during summer break.  In an effort to help fight hunger, please bring a donation of non-perishable food items to the concert.

Residents may drop off donations of non-perishable food items at any of the following locations from July 8th through July 19th during normal business hours:

Administration Building Lobby

10 Elizabethtown Plaza

Elizabeth NJ 07207

 

Public Safety Building Lobby

400 North Avenue East

Westfield NJ 07090

 

Engineering Building Lobby

2325 South Avenue

Scotch Plains NJ 07076

 

For more information contact Nathalie Hernandez, coordinator, Office of Community Engagement and Diversity at nahernandez@ucnj.org or 908-527-4880.

For more details on the Summer Arts series and more summer activities in Union County Parks visit ucnj.org/calendar or call the Parks Department at 908-527-4900.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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