A drive-thru event in Union and one walk-up event in Plainfield to provide residents with food in the upcoming weeks
The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents of the emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in June to aid those affected by COVID-19.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
- 8:00 a.m. – KEAN University in Union
Saturday, June 25, 2022
- 10:00 a.m. – Gerald B. Green Plaza in Plainfield
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 over 80 food distributions since the start of the pandemic,” said Union County Commissioner, Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “Over 35,000 households within Union County have benefitted from this assistance as they continue to deal with food insecurity resulting from the pandemic.”
“Though the world is recovering as we slowly return to post-pandemic normalcy, Union County recognizes that we must continue to help our residents however we can, and these food distributions have provided millions of meals to families in need,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados who also serves as Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board. “We thank Village Super Market, Gargiulo Produce and all volunteers 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 Plainfield are 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: 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 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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