Free food commodities distribution continues this week

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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 October in partnership with the local mayors and community organizations.

Commodities are being distributed through each mayor at the village level. Village distribution through mayors will utilize 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, lentils, green split peas, yellow split peas, long grain rice, tomato sauce, orange juice, canned pork, banana chips and dried mangoes and additional commodities as they arrive.

Food commodities will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. 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 1,405 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

Oct. 20, 2020

Talofofo

Drive-through at the Talofofo Mayor’s Office beginning at 9:00am-12:00pm, while supplies last.

Door-to-Door delivery for the manamko (elderly) and those without transportation.

For more information, please contact the Talofofo Mayor’s Office at 789-1421.

420

Oct. 21, 2020

Inarajan

Drive-through at the Inarajan Mayor’s Office from 8:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-4:00pm, while supplies last.

For more information, please contact the Inarajan Mayor’s Office at 475-2509/828-0288.

395

Oct. 22, 2020 & Oct. 23, 2020

Asan/Maina

Drive-through at the Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office from 9:30am-12:00pm, while supplies last (on both days).

For more information, please contact the Asan/Maina Mayor’s Office at 472-6581.

320

Oct. 23, 2020

Yona

Drive-through at the Yona Gymnasium beginning at 8:00am, while supplies last.

For more information, please contact the Yona Mayor’s Office at 789-1525.

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Commodities are also being provided, in bulk, to community organizations. Organizations will distribute food commodities directly to their clients/families/households. Food commodities for a total of 218 clients/families/households will be provided to organizations for distribution.

The schedule of food commodities to be picked up or delivered to organizations for next week is as follows:

Pick- Up/Delivery Date

Organization

Distribution Method

No. of Clients, Families, and Households

Oct. 20, 2020

Oasis Empowerment

Center

Food commodities will be provided, in bulk, to organizations.  The organizations will distribute food commodities directly to their clients/families/households.

54

Oct. 21, 2020

WestCare Pacific Islands, Inc.

57

Oct. 21, 2020

Ministry to the Homeless

75

Oct. 23, 2020

Tohge Corporation

32

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.

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