Emergency food assistance distribution resumes this week starting Tuesday

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GDOE emergency food distribution program. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), State Agency for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS) is continuing the distribution of food commodities for the month of October in partnership with the local mayors and community organizations.

Recipients will receive one bag of TEFAP food commodities per household to include egg noodles, elbow macaroni, cereal, instant milk, canned pears, peaches, beef stew, lentils, green split peas, yellow split peas, long grain rice, tomato sauce, orange juice, canned pork, banana chips and dried mangoes and additional commodities as they arrive.

The distribution method used by village mayors will include a drive-through or door-to-door delivery to provide easier access to food commodities for residents while also minimizing traffic-related issues. Food commodities will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. Commodity distribution in each village will be available to village constituents only. Participants are reminded to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and follow all traffic directions and signage. The schedule is as follows:

Distribution Date

Village

Distribution Method

No. of Bags

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

Oct. 13, 2020

Oct. 14, 2020

Yigo

Yigo

Oct. 13, 2020- Drive-through at the Yigo Gymnasium from 9:00am-12:00pm.

The Yigo Mayor kindly asks that individuals carpooling obtain a Mayor’s Verification prior to the distribution date in order to verify that individuals are residing in a separate household.  In an effort to provide an opportunity for all constituents to pick-up food commodities, the Mayor sends a friendly reminder that individuals may pick-up once for their household.

If there are remaining bags from the drive-through distribution, the Yigo Mayor’s Office will deliver door-to-door, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Those who did not receive a bag for various reasons (i.e. no transportation, elderly persons, etc.) will be prioritized. Constituents may contact the Yigo Mayor’s Office to schedule pick-up/delivery of food commodities.

Contact the Yigo Mayor’s Office at 653-5248/9446.

1,020

Oct. 13, 2020

Tamuning

Door-to-door, while supplies last. Constituents may contact the Tamuning Mayor’s Office to schedule for delivery.

Contact the Tamuning Mayor’s Office at 646-5211.

1,020

Oct. 14, 2020

Piti

Door-to-door, while supplies last.

Contact the Piti Mayor’s Office at 472-1232.

220

Oct. 16, 2020

Ordot

Chalan Pago

Drive-through at the Ordot-Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office from 9:00am, while supplies last.

Contact the Ordot-Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office at 472-8302.

370

Commodities are also being provided, in bulk, to community organizations. Organizations will distribute food commodities directly to their clients/families/households. The schedule is as follows:

Pick-up/

Delivery Date

Organization

Distribution Method

Number of Clients/Families/Households

Oct. 12, 2020

Sisters of Mercy

Food commodities will be provided, in bulk, to organizations for distribution directly to their clients/families/households.

25

Oct. 15, 2020

Guma Mami

25

 

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