Food commodities distribution through village mayors continues 

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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 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

Sept. 15, 2020

Tamuning

Drive-through at Tamuning Community & Senior Citizens Center; 2-5pm

Sept. 15, 2020

Yigo

Drive-through at Yigo Gym; 9-12pm

Sept. 15, 2020

Santa Rita

Door to door (Manamko/Individuals with disabilities)

Sept. 16, 2020

Santa Rita

Drive-through at Santa Rita Senior Center; 12:30-5pm

Sept. 16, 2020

Agat

Drive-through at Agat Mayor’s Office, 10-2pm or while supplies last

Sept. 17, 2020

Barrigada

Drive-through at Barrigada Veterans Association (old library); 11-1pm

Sept. 18, 2020

Barrigada

Door to door (Manamko/individuals with disabilities)

Sept. 23, 2020

Inarajan

Drive-through at Inarajan Mayor’s Office; 8:30-11:30am, 1:30-4pm

Sept. 23, 2020

Talofofo

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

Sept. 24, 2020

Umatac

Door to door

Sept. 24, 2020

Merizo

Door to door

Sept. 24, 2020

Yona

Drive through at Yona Gym; 8am until supplies last

A total of 2,900 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.

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