Kearny’s food pantries consolidating to one at First Presbyterian Church

Because of COVID-19, the Kearny Food Pantry Network has been created and will happen in one location — the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington at 663 Kearny Ave., Kearny.

Food will be distributed every Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church for those who normally pick up their items at Calvary United Methodist Church, the First Presbyterian Food Pantry, the St. Stephen’s Food Pantry and the Kearny Community Food Pantry at Grace Methodist Church.

Please note the following:

— Line up 6 feet apart for social distancing.

— Masks and gloves, if accessible, should be worn.

— To ensure safety, food will be bagged two days prior to disbursement.

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