Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 29, 2021

Union County Food Distribution Event Rescheduled Due to Weather

Event originally scheduled for October 30 will take place on Sunday, October 31

Union County, NJ – Union County’s next drive-up emergency food distribution event will take place on Sunday, October 31, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at the campus of Kean University at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union Township.

The event was originally scheduled for October 30 and was rescheduled to October 31 due to anticipation of inclement weather.

Union County’s food distribution events are coordinated by the Union County Board of County Commissioners with support from Village Supermarkets, Gargiulo Produce and CMC Foods.

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.

Residents wishing to pick up food at the drive-up distribution events at Kean University must arrive in a vehicle. Walk-ups will not be accommodated in Union. The first 1,000 participants will be provided with fresh produce and shelf-stable items on a first come, first served basis.

COVID-19 vaccinations and tests are also available at all of these events.

All drive-up recipients must remain in their cars with windows rolled up when possible. Food boxes will be placed in the trunk or truck bed of the vehicle by volunteers.

Upon arrival, proof of New Jersey residency and indication of 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 at each event.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, 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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