Free food distributed in Mangilao

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As early as 8 am, Mangilao residents lined up to receive food commodities at the Mangilao Night Market grounds.

The village-based emergency food assistance program continues for the month of October and this morning, the Guam Department of Education partnered with the Mangilao Mayor’s Office to distribute food and other items to residents.

As early as 8 am, Mangilao residents lined up to receive food commodities at the Mangilao Night Market grounds.

Through a drive-through service, Vice-Mayor Thomas “Tommy” Duenas and staff handed out food distributions to village residents as they drove forward.

“Well, this morning, we had a food commodities distribution for the village of Mangilao. A total of 600 bags was passed out. It started at 8 to 8:30 this morning to maybe 12-12:30 pm. How many cars came by? So far, maybe in one hour about 80 to 100 cars,” Duenas said.

He added that if residents were unable to pick up food commodities at the drive-through, they can call the Mangilao mayor’s office from 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. The number is 734-2163/5731

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A total of 1,560 bags of food commodities will be distributed to the Mayors’ Offices this coming week

Non-profit organizations Sanctuary, Salvation Army, and Catholic Social Services are also participating with the food distributions, starting with Sanctuary and Adult Day Care Program which distributed directly to their clients, families, and households earlier today.

The next set of food distributions will be tomorrow, Oct. 7, at Mongmong-Toto Maite, with door-to-door distribution for the elderly and individuals with disabilities and drive-through services also at Momong-Toto Maite and Barrigada on Oct. 8.

Participants are reminded to wear face masks, maintain physical distance and follow all Covid-19 safety protocols. For more information, contact your mayors’ offices from your respective villages.

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