MONTCLAIR, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus.

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

The event will be held as follows, rain or shine:

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Thursday, May 28

10 a.m.

Charles H. Bullock School

55 Washington St.

Montclair

Residents who want to take advantage of this free giveaway must enter Washington Street via Elm Street. Left turns from Elm Street onto Washington Street will not be allowed. Residents waiting to enter the site should line up along Elm Street/Orange Road before turning right onto Washington Street. In addition, residents are asked not to arrive to the site until 8 a.m. Vehicles that arrive before 8 a.m. will be asked to leave. This allows for normal traffic flow through the area and prevent any traffic back-ups from being created.

The emergency food boxes contain enough food to provide about 40 meals. They consist of a variety of non-perishable food such as oatmeal, rice, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, shelf stable milk and canned vegetables, chili, soup and ravioli. Items may vary based upon their availability.

The emergency food boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. When residents arrive at the site, they are being asked to keep their windows rolled up and to open their trunk. Volunteers will place one emergency food box into each vehicle.

This event will only provide boxes to cars. Buses will not be allowed to enter. In addition, people walking to the site cannot be assisted.