Essex County, NJ – This week’s Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will take place on Thursday, October 15th, at Temple Rock by My Salvation A / G in Newark to help families negatively affected by the coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that are being distributed are intended to benefit families dealing with food insecurity. The residents receive a box of non-perishable food.

It will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Temple Rocks of My Redemption A / G.

88-90 Verona avenue

Newark, NJ

Enter the church car park on Verona Avenue.

It is held RAIN or SHINE.

Residents driving to the site should queue up Verona Avenue before turning north on Summer Avenue and then west on Mill Street to Branch Brook Park. Left turns from Verona Avenue into the parking lot are not permitted. Residents driving to the construction site should stay in their vehicles with the windows up and open their trunk when they reach the distribution point.

Residents walking to the construction site should come to a walk-in place on Verona Avenue. The line should go back to Broadway. Residents going to the construction site must wear a face mask / covering and follow social distancing guidelines. It is recommended that residents who go to the construction site bring a cart. The boxes weigh about 40 pounds.

Residents who drive or walk are asked not to arrive at the construction site until 8 a.m. This is done to allow normal traffic flow through the area and to prevent traffic safety from occurring.

The non-perishable item box contains enough groceries to hold around 40 meals. They consist of a variety of non-perishable foods such as oatmeal, rice, fruit, peanut butter, jelly, long-life milk and canned vegetables, chilli, soup, and ravioli. Items may vary based on availability. Volunteers put an emergency food box in each vehicle or on each climb.

Buses are not allowed to enter.