Food commodities distribution through village mayors continues

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Emergency 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 October 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. 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 and residents should call each mayor’s office for more information. The distribution schedule for next week is as follows:

 

Date

Village

Distribution Method

No. of Bags

Sept. 30, 2020

Ordot-Chalan Pago

Drive-through, will begin at 9am while supplies.  Please contact the Ordot-Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office at 472-8302 for more information.

350

Oct. 1, 2020 & Oct. 2, 2020

Asan/Maina

Drive-through will be at Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office on both days.  For more information, please contact the Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office at 472-6581.

200

SECOND ROUND OF TEFAP FOOD DISTRIBUTION

*Second round of food commodities for distribution includes additional items (Green split pea, yellow split pea, long grain rice, tomato sauce, orange juice, canned pork, banana chips and dried mangos)

*Oct. 1, 2020

  Oct. 2, 2020

Agana Heights

On October 1, 2020 – Drive-through at AH Mayor’s Office from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (while supplies last).

On October 2, 2020 – Drive-through at AH Mayor’s Office from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (while supplies last).

For more information, please contact the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office at 472-6393, 472-8285/6.

300

*Oct. 2, 2020

Sinajana

Drive-through at the Sinajana Outdoor Gymnasium from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

For more information, please contact the Sinajana Mayor’s Office at 472-6707.

400

A total of 1,250 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.

(JIC Release No. 368)

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