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Union County holding a Covid-19 Emergency Food Distribution on April 30th

The Union County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Walk-Up Covid-19 thEmergency Food Distribution event on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the Elizabeth Board of Education Parking Lot, located at 600 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.

“With residents still in need of assistance, Union County will be hosting this walk-up food distribution, providing fresh produce and the necessary products a person or family will need,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “I would like to thank our staff and volunteers as well as Village Super Market and Gargiulo Produce for their continued partnership in these efforts.”

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. 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.

“The COVID-19 pandemic recovery and the rising inflation have put a strain on many households throughout Union County, where a lot of families have found some relief in the form of food distributions put together by the County,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council. “These type of events can help offset some of the struggles residents face and we would never want anyone to go without, so this is our way of making sure our communities are taken care of.”

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.

Free Covid-19 Vaccinations will also be available to any resident that is interested. Union County’s next food distribution will be on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. at Kean University in Union, which will be a drive-thru.

For more information, please call the Department of Human Services Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288 or email To learn more about Village Super Market, visit: To learn more about Gargiulo Produce, visit: