Food drives help needy people in the community

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Up at Yigo Wednesday morning, former Senator Frank Blas Jr. organized another Feed the Need food drive which brought dozens of cars to line up at the village gym.

Dozens of people lined up at local food drives this morning to get a chance to feed their families.

Veterans in need were able to get free clothes and food this morning from a drive in Maite.

These supplies, according to Tony Cruz, the community coordinator of the Department of Veterans Affairs, were donated by the community.

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“We got lucky. The AAFES up at Andersen donated clothing…as much as 4,475 worth of clothing and the students at Agueda Johnston…yearly, they collect canned goods and they give it out to the needy. We just got lucky this year,” Cruz said.

And up at Yigo earlier this morning, former Senator Frank Blas Jr. organized another Feed the Need food drive which brought dozens of cars to line up at the village gym.

He says he held the drive to help the island’s people.

“There’s obviously a need for continuous need for our people. We talked to this gentleman who was in line since 2:30 this morning. He hasn’t seen a paycheck since March 20th and relies on efforts such as this so they can put food on top of the table. So it’s for people like him that we do this,” Blas said.

Cruz says that any leftover supplies from today’s drive will be donated to the Guam Homeless Coalition.

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