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Food giveaways planned across Hudson County this week

Municipalities including West New York, Bayonne, and North Bergen are aiming to feed residents in need

A West New York resident receives food from a drive held by the town in March. Photo courtesy of the town.

A number of Hudson County municipalities are giving away food to those in need this week, including West New York, Bayonne, and North Bergen.

West New York

West New York will hold a food drive for residents on Tuesday, September 27. The event is part of efforts by Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, Commissioner Margarita Guzman, and the West New York Board of Commissioners to ensure residents have access to the food they need.

In conjunction with the Hudson Country Department of Health and Human Services, the town is holding another food drive. The food drives are usually held every other week on Tuesdays.

The food is first come, first served, while supplies last. Masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained according to the town.

The upcoming food drive is on Wednesday, September 27 at 12 p.m. The drive will take place at the 66th Street Parking lot between 66th Street and Park Avenue.

Bayonne and North Bergen too

There will also be a free food distribution in Bayonne on Tuesday, September 27, according to the city of Bayonne. Food will be distributed at 16th Street Park starting at 11 a.m., at the parking lot near the boat ramp at the lower level of the park.

In North Bergen, packaged fresh hot meals will be distributed on a grab and go basis on Wednesday, September 28 at 10th Street Park at 1098 Columbia Avenue starting at 5 p.m. The event is courtesy of Mayor Nicholas Sacco and NB C.A.R.E.S.

The meals are donated by local restaurants and will be offered first come, first served. North Bergen residents only; ID is required.

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