Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Board of County Commissioners will hold a holiday emergency food distribution event on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Essex County's Weequahic Park at 9 a.m.

The event will distribute 1,000 turkeys and holiday dinner boxes on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be held rain or shine.

Residents who are driving should enter the park via the Meeker Avenud entrance. Anyone waiting to enter the park should line up along Meeker Avenud before turning right into the park. Left turns into the park from Meeker Avenue will not be permitted.

Residents walking should go to the Rev. Ronald Christian Sports Complex. A station will be set up adjacent to the parking lot on the western side of the football field. Residents walking must face masks and maintain social distancing. It is recommended to bring a cart to carry the dinner boxes and turkey.