Essex County, NJ — The next Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event  will be on Thursday, July 16 in Essex County Weequahic Park in Newark to help families negatively impacted by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food. 

It will be held as follows:

Date:               Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Time:              9 a.m.

Place:             Essex County Weequahic Park, Newark; Enter via Meeker Avenue

It will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Residents should enter the park via the Meeker Avenue entrance.along Meeker Avenue before turning right into the park. Left turns into the park from Meeker Avenue will not be permitted. In addition, residents are asked not to 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.

The emergency food boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. When residents arrive at the site, they are being asked to keep their windows rolled up and to open their trunk. Volunteers will place one emergency food box into each vehicle.

This event will only provide boxes to cars. Buses will not be allowed to enter. In addition, people walking to the site cannot be assisted.

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