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Union County COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution in March and April (updated with new location)

 

Union County, NJ – March 15, 2022 – The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of three emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in March and April to aid those affected by COVID-19. Any Union County resident in need can use any of these events.

Saturday, March 19

  • 8:00 a.m. – KEAN University in Union
  • Drive-thru

Saturday, March 26

  • 11:00 a.m. – (location changed to Cedar Brook Park, main parking lot, off Park Drive in Plainfield)
  • Walk-up

Saturday, April 9 – Holiday Distribution

  • 8:00 a.m. – KEAN University in Union
  • Drive-thru

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.

“Union County is proud to continue to provide assistance for those experiencing difficulties and we recognize that our food distributions have been a valuable resource for residents in need over the past two years,” said Union County Commissioner, Chair Rebecca Williams.

“Residents continue to experience food insecurity due to economic effects of COVID-19, despite the enormous progress made thus far,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We thank Village Super Market and Gargiulo Produce for their continued partnership.”

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 at this location.

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.

Residents picking up food at the walk-up event in Plainfield are highly encouraged to wear masks. Walk-up recipients should bring a cart or be able to carry several food bags at the walk-up area.

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.

To learn more about Village Super Market, visit myvillagesupermarket.com.

To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit gargiuloproduce.com.

For more 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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