ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The next Essex County  Emergency Food Distribution Event will be on Thursday, Jan. 28 at Orange Park in Irvington to help families negatively impacted by the pandemic. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who are struggling with food insecurity.

It will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Orange Park
Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ

The park is adjacent to Irvington High School, 1253 Clinton Avenue, Irvington.
It will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Residents who want to take advantage of this free giveaway should approach the park by turning onto Orange Place from Orange Avenue. Only right turns onto Orange Place from Orange Avenue will be permitted. Residents waiting to enter the site should line up along Orange Avenue.

Residents walking to the site should come to the corner of Drakes Lane and Clinton Avenue. Residents walking to the site must wear a face mask/covering and follow social distancing guidelines. It is recommended that residents walking to the site bring a cart; the boxes weigh about 40 pounds.



Residents who are driving or walking are asked not arrive to the site until 8 a.m. This is being done to allow for normal traffic flow through the area and prevent any traffic back-ups from being created.

The emergency food boxes contain enough food to provide about 40 meals. They consist of a variety of non-perishable food such as oatmeal, rice, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, shelf stable milk and canned vegetables, chili, soup and ravioli. Items may vary based upon their availability. Only one emergency food box will be placed into a vehicle's trunk or given to each resident who walks to the site.

Buses will not be allowed to enter.

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