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Union County COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution in April and May

Two drive-thru events in Union and one walk-up event in Elizabeth to provide residents with food in the upcoming weeks

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Union County, NJ – April 4, 2022 – The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in April  and May to aid those affected by COVID-19.

Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Holiday Distribution

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

Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m. – Elizabeth High School Parking Lot (across from 600 Pearl Street) in Elizabeth
  • Walk-Up

Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • 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 has held approximately 80 food distributions since the start of the pandemic,” said Union County Commissioner, Chair Rebecca L. Williams. We are proud to have provided assistance to nearly 35,000 households within Union County as they continue to deal with food insecurity as a result of the pandemic.”

“Over 16 million pounds of food has been distributed by Union County over the last two years, translating into approximately 14 million meals,” 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 in Union.

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 Elizabeth 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:

To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit:

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 General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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