Food commodities distribution continues through village mayors

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GDOE TEFAP food distribution (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 September in partnership with the local mayors.

Commodities are being distributed through each mayor at the village level. This distribution method will be a drive-through or door-to-door delivery to provide easier access to food commodities for residents while also minimizing traffic-related issues.

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, and lentils to include additional commodities as they arrive. 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 and residents should call each mayor’s office for more information. The distribution schedule for the next week is as follows:

Date

Village

Distribution Method

No. of Bags

Sept. 23, 2020

Inarajan

Drive-through at Inarajan Mayor’s Office

8:30-11:30am, 1:30-4pm

200

Sept. 23, 2020

Talofofo

Distribution at Talofofo Mayor’s Office beginning at 9am; Door to door (for manamko and those without transportation)

300

Sept. 24, 2020

Umatac

Door to door

200

Sept. 24, 2020

Merizo

Door to door

300

Sept. 24, 2020

Yona

Drive through at Yona Gym; 8am until supplies last

200

A total of 1,200 bags of food commodities will be distributed this coming week. Participants are reminded to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and follow all traffic directions and signage.

GPD Records & Identification Section Open for Limited Services Beginning Wednesday

The Guam Police Department (GPD) Records & Identification (ID) Section will be open for limited services beginning Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., by appointment. Services to the public will only consist of:

  • Police Clearances

  • Crash Reports

  • Criminal & Non-criminal abstract reports

The Records & ID Section will not be accepting new or renewal of firearms ID and registration of firearms.

All requests for police clearances, crash reports, and abstract reports must be sent via email at records@gpd.guam.gov or call 475-8500 or 475-8506. Walk-ins will not be entertained. All transactions will be by appointment only.

Please leave your full name, contact number, and type of police records you are requesting, as personnel will contact you via telephone and may request additional information and schedule an appointment for the applicant with further instructions. All applicants must present a valid ID when retrieving and rendering payments for their documents.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all applicants entering GPD’s Records and ID Section will be required to wear a proper face covering (mask) and have their temperature checked. Applicants will have to sanitize their hands and adhere to the recommended CDC Social Distancing Guidelines.

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results once a day, unless unavailable.

For information on COVID-19 cases, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/. The COVID-19 Dashboard is updated on business days.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 351)

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