Updated: Due to a winter storm forecast from Sunday evening into Tuesday, the food distribution event in Plainfield will be moved from February 2 to Thursday, February 4.
Union County, NJ – The Board of County Commissioners announces that an emergency food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 will be held on Thursday, February 4 at Gerald B. Green Plaza located at 200 W. 2nd Street in Plainfield
The food distribution is open to all Union County residents. 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 With support from Village Supermarket and Gargiulo Produce.
“Food distributions have become a lifeline for our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are proud to be able to continue providing this valuable resource to the residents in the western part of Union County.”
“Residents continue to face unprecedented levels of unemployment, housing issues and food insecurity and we are working hard to help everyone put food on their tables,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “We thank Village Supermarket and Gargiulo Produce for their partnership in this effort.”
Upon arrival, proof of New Jersey residency and indicate how many people reside in their household will have to be provided. Recipients will receive an emergency box of produce, dairy and shelf stable food, with enough to sustain a family for several days. Please note that only one box of food will be provided per recipient.
This event will run in compliance with state COVID-19 orders, regarding social distancing and other protocols.
Walk-up recipients must wear masks at all times and maintain social distance. Walk-up recipients should bring a cart or be able to carry several food bags at the walk-up area.
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.
To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit: http://www.gargiuloproduce.com.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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