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A socially distanced walk from Watsessing Park to the Bloomfield Public Library is set to take place on Tuesday, September 1 at 4:30pm. Everyone that completes the walk will be given a $10.00 voucher from the Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department to redeem at the veggie truck set up at the library.

“This walk will be a terrific opportunity for residents to get some fresh air and learn about eating healthy,” said Mayor Venezia. “I would like to thank our Health and Human Services Department for planning this walk along with the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition.”

The walk is being led by Liz Brady, from the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition in partnership with the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. She will discuss healthy eating and healthy recipes that can be made with the vegetables provided by the veggie truck.

“With residents spending so much time indoors over the past few months, I am excited that we were able to put together this event to increase our physical activity,” said Supervisor of Health and Human Services Paula Peikes. “Exercise and good eating habits are crucial parts of living a healthy life. I hope that everyone that comes to this walk stays for the healthy eating discussion and leaves with some fresh vegetables for their families.”

The meetup location for the event is the Bloomfield Public Library at 90 Broad Street. To register for the event, go to https://www.meetup.com/Lets-WalkProgram/.