UNION COUNTY – The Union Senior Center is among the 13 “Grab and Go Lunch Program” locations the County’s Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing for nutritious, box-lunch meals.

The lunches to Congregate Nutrition Program participants through the “Grab and Go Lunch Program” serve as an alternative to congregate dining. This program will be available throughout the county every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on October 27.

The “Grab and Go” program allows for safe social distancing to protect against transmission of COVID-19, while continuing to provide healthy meals for Union County’s aging population.

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The Grab and Go Lunch Program provides registered Congregate Nutrition Program participants with an option to order a complete boxed lunch. Each meal meets one-third of the daily nutritional requirements of an adult over 60 years of age.  The program is being offered for those seniors who are not currently receiving home delivered meals from Meals-On-Wheels. 

Meals will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Seniors must be aged 60 or older, and a resident of Union County.  A voluntary donation of $1.75 is suggested for the meal.  Reservations are required.

Residents may reserve a meal by calling the Union County Division on Aging at (908) 527-4870 or (908) 527-4877. Reservations for Tuesday meal pick-ups must be made by 10 a.m. on the Friday prior and by 10 a.m. on the Tuesday prior for Thursday meal pick-ups.  Reservations are only taken on weekdays.

Upon arrival on the day of pickup, Grab and Go participants should follow directions to pick up their meals at the designated location.  Masks must be worn at all times, and social distancing maintained.

The Union Senior Center is located at 968 Bonnel Court.  The other Union County “Grab and Go Lunch Program” locations are:

  • Gregorio Recreation Center—330 Helen St., Linden
  • Hillside Senior Center—265 Hollywood Ave., Hillside
  • Kenilworth Senior Center—526 Boulevard, Kenilworth
  • Liberty Square Senior Center—204 Elizabeth Ave., Elizabeth
  • O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Center—622 Salem Ave., Elizabeth
  • Peterstown Community Center—418-34 Palmer St., Elizabeth
  • Plainfield Senior Center—400 E. Front St., Plainfield
  • Rahway Senior Center— 1306 Esterbrook Ave., Rahway
  • Roselle Community Center—1268 Shafer Ave., Roselle
  • Stephen Sampson Center—800 Anna St., Elizabeth
  • Union Senior Center—968 Bonnel Ct., Union
  • Westfield Community Center—558 W. Broad St., Westfield
  • Winfield Community Center—25 Roosevelt Dr., Winfield Park

For more information about the “Grab and Go Lunch Program” and other programs from the Union County Division on Aging, please call (908) 527-4870 or (908) 527-4877.