Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at drive-up event in Scotch Plains.

The Union County Commissioners will hold a drive-up food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, Feb. 27, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Union County Vocational Technical School (1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains). Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and no registration is required. The event will take place rain or shine.

“Food distributions have become a lifeline for our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Commissioner Chair Al Mirabella. “We are proud to be able to continue providing this valuable resource to our residents.”

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“During this time as residents face unprecedented levels of unemployment, housing issues and food insecurity, we are working hard to help everyone put food on their tables,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados.

Residents wishing to pick up food at Union County Vocational Technical School must arrive in a vehicle. Walk-ups will not be accommodated.

Recipients must present proof of New Jersey residency and indicate how many people reside in their household. Boxes contain non-perishable items and fresh produce, with enough to sustain a family for several days. Only one box of food will be provided per vehicle.

This event will run in compliance with state COVID-19 orders, regarding social distancing and other protocols. All drive-up recipients must remain in their cars with windows rolled up at all times, otherwise masks are required. Food boxes will be placed in the trunk or truck bed of the vehicle by volunteers.

For questions and more information, residents may call the UCDHS Director’s Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288.