Mountain Creek to distribute free groceries to those in need

Vernon. Pre-packaged baskets containing a week's worth of staples will be distributed on Tuesday, May 19, at the resort's Red Tail Lodge.

Vernon /
15 May 2020 | 03:27

Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon will be distributing free groceries to those in the community who need help the most.

Pre-packaged baskets will be distributed from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. They will contain a week’s worth of staples, including milk, eggs, produce, meats, bread, pasta, paper products, and more. Items will be available while supplies last.

Pre-register for a pick-up time by emailing Mountain Creek’s Kat Polizos at kpolizos@mountaincreek.com. Then, at the assigned time, pick up items at the resort’s Red Tail Lodge, 123 Route 94.

All registrations will be anonymous and collected only for check-in purposes. Media will not be allowed at the distribution.

"According to a recently released Monmouth University poll, roughly 1 in 3 Americans has felt economic pain due to loss of income as a result of COVID-19, and low-income households have been hit hardest," said a statement from Mountain Creek. "The staggering economic impact of the pandemic has caused a dramatic increase in the need for food. A longtime staple of Sussex County, Mountain Creek Resort hopes to continue to find ways to give back to its community during these challenging times.