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The Eastern Produce Council canceled its annual volunteer event due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus in a group event.

“In light of the current situation and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), we have decided to cancel our Volunteer Night at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey,” council executive director Susan McAleavey Sarlund in an e-mail to event registrants. “Thank you for registering to be a part of this effort and for your understanding.”

The March 10 event was scheduled at the food bank, in Hillside, N.J. The council will update members on rescheduling plans.

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