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Posted Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Distribution Planned for Nov. 23; Kits Can Be Delivered to Homebound

Seniors and adults with disabilities can pick up one of 500 free emergency supply kits. Each contains four shelf-stable meals and a first aid kit.

photo of emergency kit contentsThe distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany. Homebound residents can call 973-285-6848 to determine if a kit can be delivered. All Morris County residents who are 60 or over and adults with disabilities qualify.

Navigating Hope, Morris County’s mobile social services vehicle, will be on site during the distribution for anyone who would like more information on county services.

“Being prepared is important in all emergencies, whether it’s a pandemic or a storm. Having self-stable meals is incredibly important. These meals can be a stopgap if someone is homebound or unable to go out for food,” said Christine Hellyer, Division Director of Morris County’s Office on Aging, Disabilities, & Community Programming, which is sponsoring the event.

Funding for this program was made possible through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.