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Food Distribution Event – Saturday, October 31st, 9am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Village Super Market of Springfield Township, New Jersey are providing this drive through and walk-up food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, October 31st at 9am.

Location

Warinanco Park at 1 Park Drive, Roselle, NJ 07203

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

2019 Senior Freeze

Please be advised that the filling deadline for 2019 Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) applications has been extended to December 31, 2020. The original deadline was November 2, 2020. With questions, please call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597.

Free Flu Shot Information

The Freeholder Board announced updated dates and locations for upcoming flu shot drives throughout Union County in October and November. The County is offering a series of free flu shot drives in local communities to help ensure that everyone has access to a free seasonal flu vaccine at a convenient location, especially residents who have no health insurance.

The free flu shot drive is open to Union County residents age four and up. Appointments are required and residents can schedule their appointment by visiting ucnj.org/flu or calling 908-518-4307. Masks are required for residents who attend to receive a flu shot. Temperatures will be taken when arriving.

“Public health experts are concerned that our medical resources will be overwhelmed if a seasonal flu outbreak combines with the COVID-19 crisis,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “If you have never gotten a seasonal flu shot before, now is the time to do it. Let’s all do our part to help our Union County family stay safe during the flu season.”

Protection against seasonal flu is more important than ever before due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Persons who have a fever, coughing, sneezing, or other signs of illness will not be admitted to a flu drive site. Residents who are experiencing symptoms of illness should check with their doctor. Persons with health insurance are advised to visit their local pharmacy or doctor’s office to receive the flu shot.

The following dates have been scheduled for the Union County flu shot drive. Each event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participation is on a walk-up basis, first come first served:

  • October 29 – Westfield (Union County Public Safety Building, 300 North Ave East)
  • November 5 – Summit (Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue)
  • November 12 – Linden (St. Theresa Church, 131 E Edgar Road)
  • November 19 – Rahway (Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Avenue)

For additional updates visit the “Upcoming Flu Drives” page on the County website.

Please note that the Union County flu shot drive is for seasonal flu vaccines only. There is no vaccine available for the COVID-19 virus at this time.

The Union County Flu Shot Drive is administered by the Union County Office of Health Management in the Department of Public Safety, the Visiting Nurse Association, and volunteers from the Union County Medical Reserve Corps. The Medical Reserve Corps accepts volunteers with a variety of skills both in and out of the medical profession.

Attention Linden Seniors!

Meals On Wheels grab and go lunches will be distributed outside in the front of the John T. Gregorio building starting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 between 11:30am – 12:30pm. Lunches are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Pre-Registration is required. To reserve a lunch, call Terry at the JTG Center @ (908) 474-8629 or the main office @ (908) 474-8627.
  • Reservations for Tuesday meal pick up must be made by 10am on the preceding Thursday.
  • Reservations for Thursday’s meal pick must be made by 10am on the preceding Monday.
  • Reservations are only taken on weekdays.
  • Seniors must be aged 60 or older, and a resident of Union County. 
  • A voluntary donation of $1.75 is suggested for the meal. 
  • Please wear your face mask; no mask, no service!
  • Meals only available to seniors not currently receiving home delivered meals from the Meals-on-Wheels program. 

Thank you!

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, October 24th, 9am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey are providing this drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, October 24th at 9am.

Location

Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

Pricing for Small Business Profitability

Free Live Webinar, Sponsored by UCEDC

Price it high? Low? Hold sales? Offer Coupons? Make it up on volume? One of the most challenging decisions you’ll face as a business owner is how much to charge for your product or service. Understanding which price points motivate or dissuade consumers from purchasing is key to setting the right price. This interactive workshop will help you focus in on your specific cost structure to reveal the pricing strategy that’s right for you.

Click here to register for this free live webinar, sponsored by the Union County Economic Development Corporation

The workshop includes an interactive activity that helps participants to determine their business’s cost structure and how it relates to their current pricing.

Common issues facing entrepreneurs that this workshop will address:

How to make sure the price for your product or service is optimized for both you and the customer. How to take competition into account when making pricing decisions.

Activities and/or materials included in this workshop:

  • Presentation on best practices and process for pricing
  • Open Q&A with presenter

Benefits and/or outcomes of taking this workshop:

You will leave with an understanding of how cost structure affects pricing, how to link marketing efforts to your pricing, and how to use your pricing model as a tool for growth.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have registered, a link to the webinar will be emailed to you prior to the event with instructions.

Family Support & Prevention Program

Does your child have a health issue? Is your child struggling with school? United Way of Greater Union County can help!

You may be eligible to receive services from the Family Support & Prevention Program. Please click to view/and or download the informational flyer about this program in English and in Spanish.

For more information and to make an appointment, email or call Greg Thomas at 908-353-7171 extension 130 at United
Way of Greater Union County
.

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

You can now apply for housing assistance if you suffered a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have not been able to pay your rent or mortgage. Please download the attached informational flyer in English and Spanish.

You are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program if:

  • You live in New Jersey
  • Have overdue rent or mortgage payments from March 2020 and/or need assistance until December 2020
  • Have proof that you are not able to pay rent/mortgage due to COVID-19, such as loss of income or reduced hours at work or unable to work due to being high-risk or having to quarantine or isolate, or due to a child’s remote learning
  • Your annual income does not exceed 450% of the federal poverty level

How It Works

  • Apply online here.
  • You will need to demonstrate that your income doesn’t exceed the income limit and that you were unable to pay your rent or mortgage due to COVID-19.
  • You will also need provide proof a current lease/rental agreement or mortgage information, and a letter from your landlord documenting your pay history and status

Applications will be processed until funding is exhausted.

Food Distribution Event – Saturday, October 10th, 9am

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey are providing this drive through only food distribution event to all Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on October 10th at 9am.

Location

Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083

Event Details

  • First 2,000 vehicles will receive shelf-safe food and fresh produce on a first come, first served basis
  • One food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last
  • Please make sure to clear out the vehicle’s trunk prior to arrival to make room for food bags
  • Bring one (1) proof of NJ residency, such as a utility bill, driver’s license, ID card, etc.
  • Event will take place rain or shine

Click here to view and/or download the event flyer in English and Spanish. With any questions, or for more information, please email the DHS Action Line or call them at 908 558 2288.

Looking for job assistance?

NJ companies are hiring now!

If you are looking for job assistance or want to start a new career, Communities in Cooperation cordially invites you to call in to this free event! Join us and receive a $25 ShopRite gift card! This event is for Linden and Roselle residents only. Click here to download the informational flyer for this event.

Registration

RSVP is required for this event, so make sure to register by clicking here and filling out the online form.

When

October 13, 2020 @ 4:30pm

Where

Dial in at 701-802-5160 and use access code 393655