Free food commodities distribution continues this week in the south

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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 through village mayors next week.

Mayors will distribute commodities through a drive-through or door-to-door delivery method 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 that may include egg noodles, elbow macaroni, long grain rice, green split peas, yellow split peas, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, canned pears, mixed fruit, beef stew, canned pork, canned beef, instant milk, banana chips, dried mangoes and 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 their respective mayor’s office for more information.

A total of 1,540 bags of food commodities will be distributed to the Mayor’s offices this coming week. Participants are reminded to wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and follow all traffic directions and signage.

Village Mayor’s distribution schedule for next week is as follows:

Distribution Date

Village

Distribution Method

No. of Bags

Nov. 16, 2020

Piti

Door-to-door, while supplies last. For more information, please contact the Piti Mayor’s Office at 472-1232/3.

220

Nov. 17, 2020

Yona

Drive-through at the Yona gymnasium beginning at 8:00 am, while supplies last. For more information, please contact the Yona Mayor’s Office at 789-1525/4798.

270

Nov. 18, 2020 & Nov. 19, 2020

Merizo

Door-to-door for the manamko (elderly), individuals with a disability and those who have been furloughed. For more information, please contact the Merizo Mayor’s Office at 828-2941.

460

Nov. 19, 2020

Umatac

Door-to-door for the manamko (elderly) and individuals with a disability. For more information, please contact the Umatac Mayor’s Office at 828-8251.

270

Nov. 19, 2020 & Nov. 20, 2020

Asan/Maina

Drive-through at Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (both days). For more information, please contact the Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office at 472-6581.

320

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