Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 5, 2021

Update 2: Union County Commissioners Announce Emergency Food Distribution in Elizabeth, Rescheduled to 1:00 p.m.

Due to snow this morning, today’s event has been rescheduled to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11. The event was originally scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners will hold a walk-up food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Thursday, February 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 417 Union Avenue in Elizabeth. This is a rain or shine event.

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 in 2021 to our residents.”

“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 table,” 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.”

No pre-registration is required. The food distribution is open to all Union County residents. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recipients are advised to bring a cart or wagon to convey their food by hand, and proof of New Jersey residence such as a driver’s license, utility bill, or ID card.

Each recipient will receive an emergency allotment of produce, dairy, and shelf stable food to sustain a family for several days. Please note that only one allotment will be provided per recipient.

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

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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