(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Community Food Bank of NJ and Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges to Donate Over a 14 tons of Emergency Food Packages to East Orange Residents 

April 16, 2020, East Orange, NJ: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, in partnership with the Interfaith Pantry of the Oranges, will deliver over a ton of nonperishable provisions – up to 14 days worth of food – to provide emergency food relief for East Orange residents.  

The emergency food shipment will occur between 10am and 11:30am on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ. Each package will contain such items as pasta, rice, canned meats and vegetables.  

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“The extent and impact of this crisis has made food insecurity an issue for many of our residents, some for the very first time in their lives,” said Mayor Ted R. Green. “On behalf of the entire East Orange community, I want to express a heartfelt thanks to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Interfaith Pantry of the Oranges for this generous donation that will help put food on the table for so many of our families in need.”  

To maintain current social distancing practices, the city created a systematic process by which residents have the option of either walking up or driving through. Residents that choose to pick up their boxes by drive-through will be directed to an access point at which time their box will be placed in the trunk of their car while they remain inside of the car.  

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Senior Services will lead the food distribution effort with support from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Safety and the Mayor’s Office.  

Distribution is set to begin at the top of next week. 

Walk Up Food Distribution Days 

Monday, April 20th  

SENIORS ONLY 

8:30am – 12pm 

Community Distribution 

1pm - 4pm 

Wednesday, April 22nd  

SENIORS ONLY 

8:30am – 12pm 

Community Distribution 

1pm - 4pm 

Drive-Thru Food Distribution for ALL Residents 

Tuesday, April 21st 

8:30am - 1pm 

Thursday, April 23rd  

8:30am - 1pm 

For more information, contact the Division of Senior Services at (973) 266-8832. 

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