Free food commodities distribution through mayors 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 this week in the south in partnership with village mayors and community organizations.

Commodities are being distributed through each mayor at the village level. Village distribution will be drive-through or door-to-door delivery to provide easier access to food commodities while minimizing traffic.

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, 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. 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. 27, 2020

Agat

Drive-through at the Agat Mayor’s Office beginning at 12:00 pm, while supplies last. For more information, please contact the Agat Mayor’s Office at 565-2524.

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Oct. 27 & 28, 2020

Santa Rita

Drive-through at the Santa Rita Senior Citizens Center from 1:00pm – 5:00pm on both days (while supplies last). For more information, please contact the Santa Rita Mayor’s Office at 565-2514

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Oct. 29, 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.

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Oct. 29, 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.

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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 schedule for community organizations for next week is as follows:

Pick- Up/Delivery Date

Organization

Distribution Method

No. of Clients/Families/Households

Oct. 29, 2020

Veterans Affairs Housing & Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing

(HUD-VASH)

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

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Oct. 30, 2020

Santa Barbara Catholic Church Food Pantry

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