Free food distribution proceeds smoothly at villages

Free food from The Emergency Food Assistance Program, or TEFAP. (PNC file photo)

Mayors resumed their free food commodity distribution to residents this week.

PNC was at the Ordot-Chalan Pago mayor’s office to check out the distribution.

Aside from Ordot-Chalan Pago, Yona residents also received boxes of free food commodities.

Each box contained canned goods, fruits, pasta noodles, and frozen shrimp.

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As early as 8 am, 30 cars were already lining up at the distribution site, according to Julie Posadas who works at the Ordot-Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office as an administrative assistant.

Posadas says the food distribution was originally scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and the allocation went smoothly.

“So far, the distribution is going quickly. This morning, we had a long line and the staff was distributing the food immediately. As residents are lining up, they are quickly coming in and out,” Posadas said.

She added that village residents are welcome to stop by their future food distribution but they should also fill out required documents by GDOE.

Residents are also reminded to maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, and follow all traffic directions when picking up their commodities.

For more details, you can contact your village mayor’s office.

The TEFAP food commodities distribution will continue Friday at the Asan Maina Mayor’s Office via drive-thru from 9 am to 2 pm.

Door-to-door delivery for manamko and individuals with disabilities will begin at 8 am for the village of Merizo.

And in Mongmong-Toto-Maite, the door-to-door delivery will start at 9 am.