Free food distribution resumes next week on June 9 and June 11

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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), in collaboration with Pacific Unlimited Incorporated and Matson,
Guam, will be issuing USDA ‘Families to Farmers’ food boxes and Disaster Household
Distribution food commodity bags for FREE at three locations next week.

The program is available to all families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The final two DHD distribution dates are June 9 and June 11.

Recipients will receive one bag of TEFAP-DHD food commodities and one Farmers to Families food box of fresh fruits or vegetables.

Food commodities include items such as fresh apples and oranges, beans, rice, canned fruits, sauces, tuna, salmon, pork, beef and chicken.

Distribution will take place on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 :
● Mount Lam Lam in Agat-Umatac from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
● Dededo Farmer’s Market from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 :
● Tiyan Upper Baseball Field from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
● Yona St. Francis Church from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A total of 5,000 bags of commodities will be distributed for the week on a first come, first
served basis, while supplies last . Distribution may end early if all available resources are
distributed before 10 a.m.

Participants are asked to follow the following program guidelines:

● Please be patient;
● Follow instructions and have valid identification ready;
● Wear a mask at all times;
● Remain in your vehicle;
● Proceed with caution; and
● Follow traffic directions and signage.

TEFAP closed June 15-19; Normal TEFAP Operations Resume June 23

TEFAP operations will be suspended from June 15-19, 2020 in order to replenish commodity resources and to transition back to operations at the Piti warehouse.

Normal TEFAP operations will resume at the GDOE Piti warehouse beginning on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

The TEFAP distribution program is available to economically vulnerable families that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).