Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2021

Union County Emergency Food Distribution at Plainfield High School on February 4

Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at walk-up event in Plainfield.

Union County, NJ – The Board of County Commissioners advises of a location change for the Emergency Walk-Up Food Distribution scheduled for tomorrow, February 4 in Plainfield. The distribution will now take place at Plainfield High School, located at 950 Park Avenue. The distribution begins at 10:00 a.m. and will take place in the parking lot.

Residents can visit https://ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events/ for details.

The food distributions are open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and no registration is required. The events 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.

Residents picking up food at the distribution can walk-up to the distribution site.

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 walk-up 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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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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