Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2020

County Announces COVID-19 Emergency Thanksgiving Walk-Up Food Distribution in Plainfield, November 14

Distribution is a joint effort with Village Supermarket. Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board announced the County will hold an emergency Thanksgiving walk-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, November 14th, beginning at 1 p.m. at Gerald B. Green Plaza, located at 200 W. 2nd Street in Plainfield.

The event is open to all Union County residents. The first 500 people will receive a special holiday food box. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. The event will take place rain or shine.

The food distribution is being coordinated by the County of Union and Village Super Market.

“The generous donations of food have provided a lifeline to those who are struggling with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “With the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, we are working hard to assist to as many residents as possible in Union County.”

“This walk-up distribution will help residents affected by the pandemic who may not have access to a vehicle. We strive to provide all residents with the necessary resources and especially now that the weather is getting colder and the holidays are approaching,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We thank the Village Super Market and volunteers involved in coordinating this effort.”

This even is walk-up only and residents wishing to pick up food should bring one proof of New Jersey residency.

This event will run in compliance with state COVID-19 orders, regarding social distancing and other protocols. Masks are required.

For questions and more information, residents may call the UCDHS Director’s Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288.

To learn more about the Village Super Market, visit: https://www.myvillagesupermarket.com/.

For more information and updates on all Union County services and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, the new Union County COVID-19 website at ucnj.org/covid19.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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