Press Release

For Immediate Release: December 23, 2020

Union County to Supply Vulnerable Populations with To-Go Bags

Union County Freeholders Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, Rebecca L. Williams, Christopher Hudak, and Sergio Granados joined staff of the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs to pack bags of essential supplies. The “To-Go Bag” program was created by the Freeholder Board to help vulnerable residents take precautions against COVID-19 during the winter storm season.

Essentials for emergencies and PPE to prevent spread of COVID-19 to be distributed

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce the launch of the “To-Go Bags” program, aimed at ensuring that residents with disabilities and special needs have personal protective equipment and other essential supplies to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The To-Go Bag program will also provide assistance during unexpected winter emergencies.

“The winter storm season has added another element of risk to the COVID-19 pandemic, the To-Go Bag program will help ensure that our most vulnerable residents have the supplies they need to stay safe and healthy,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The To-Go Bag program will provide residents in need with hygiene products, fever medication/pain relievers, batteries, and other critical supplies needed in times of an emergency or natural disaster. In addition, the To-Go Bags will also contain PPE such as masks as well as alcohol wipes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The To-Go Bags will be distributed by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs through a network of community partners and local agencies.

For more information about the COVID To-Go Bags, call (908) 527-4781 or email opdsn@ucnj.org.

For more information regarding the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs visit https://ucnj.org/departments/human-services/opdsn/.

For information on programs and initiatives from the Union County Department of Human Services, please visit ucnj.org/human-services.

For upcoming Emergency Food Distributions, visit: https://ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events/.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

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.

#  #

Connect with Union County on social media.

Facebook Feed