BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Essex County has announced an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, February 25th in the Bloomfield Public Library parking lot to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.

1,000 boxes of food will be distributed, and they are meant to benefit families who have been forced out of work and are not able to afford food.

The event will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m. at the Bloomfield Public Library Parking Lot on State Street in Bloomfield, NJ. 

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Residents driving to the site should enter State Street from Broad Street and line up along the west side of State Street. Should the line reach Broad Street, vehicles should line up on the west side of Broad Street. No left turns will be allowed onto State Street. Residents driving to the site should stay in their vehicles with their windows rolled up and open their trunk when they reach the distribution site.

Residents walking to the site should come to the front of Bloomfield Public Library at 90 Broad Street. 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.

Each box contains food to prepare approximately 40 meals.