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COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution will be held in Union County

COVID-19 Emergency Food Distribution will be held in Union County

On Saturday, an emergency food distribution event will be held in Union Township, Ohio, at 8 a.m. The drive-thru distribution will be offered to Union County residents affected by COVID-19, according to the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and no registration is required for the distribution, which will be held rain or shine.

Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, Union County has distributed over 12 million pounds of food to homeless people, according to Union County Commissioner Wendy Williams. "We are proud to continue to provide this valuable resource."

We are making progress in the fight against COVID-19 and emerging variants, but our residents are still facing housing issues, food insecurity, and unemployment, said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who serves as liaison to the Human Services Advisory Board.

Residents who wish to take food at Kean University drive-up distribution event must arrive in a vehicle. Walk-ups will not be permitted.

Volunteers will place food boxes in the trunk or truck bed of the vehicle as soon as possible. Upon arrival, proof of residency and a list of how many people reside in their household will need to be provided.

Recipients will receive an emergency box of produce, dairy, and shelf-lean food, all with enough supplies to sustain a family for several days.

This event will be held in accordance with state COVID-19 laws on social distancing. For more information, call the UCDHS Director's Action Line at 888-845-3434 or 908-558-2288.

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