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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

For more information regarding the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs visit

For information on programs and initiatives from the Union County Department of Human Services, please visit

For upcoming Emergency Food Distributions, visit:

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

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

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