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Union County to Hold a COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution

Union County

The Union County Board of County Commissioners will be holding a Walk-Up Covid-19 Emergency Food Distribution event on Saturday, April 30 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,” Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams said. 

“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.”

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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,” Commissioner Sergio Granados, Liaison to the Human Services Advisory Council said. 

“These types 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.”

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Upon arrival, proof of New Jersey residency and an 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. 


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Union County’s next food distribution will be on Saturday, May 14, 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

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