Union County, NJ — The Foodstock NJ and the Community Food Bank of NJ are requesting that residents donate non-perishable food items to assist those in need at the July 10, Summer Arts Concert Series at Echo Lake Park.

“Over 12 million children in our country live in homes that do not have enough food to sustain everyone in their household,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “We want to do our part here in Union County by assisting our local foodbanks in providing food to families in our community.”

Additionally, as part of the Union Mayor Delisfort's Wellness Campaign, residents of Union are invited to participate in “Foodstock Week”, from now thorugh July 16.  Non-perishable food donations can be delivered to the Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 1976 Morris Avenue by July 16 at 12:00 p.m. 

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On July 10 the Summer Arts Concert Series continues with Radio Petty (The Best of Tom Perry) at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for UC Fit Yoga at 6:30. The concert will begin promptly at 7:30.

Summer is a particularly difficult time of year for our nation’s food banks. Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced cost breakfast and/or lunch at school must find ways to replace those meals during summer break.  In an effort to help fight hunger, please bring a donation of non-perishable food items to the concert.

Residents may drop off donations of non-perishable food items at any of the following locations from July 8th through July 19th during normal business hours:

Administration Building Lobby

10 Elizabethtown Plaza

Elizabeth NJ 07207

Public Safety Building Lobby

400 North Avenue East

Westfield NJ 07090

Engineering Building Lobby

2325 South Avenue

Scotch Plains NJ 07076

For more information contact Nathalie Hernandez, coordinator, Office of Community Engagement and Diversity at nahernandez@ucnj.org or 908-527-4880.