The governor’s office has announced that no more cars will be allowed to line up in today’s Emergency Food Distribution Program at the Tiyan Upper Baseball Field.
Adelup sent out notice that the maximum allowable number of cars waiting in line had already been reached as of 5:30 a.m., a half hour before the distribution was scheduled to begin.
2,000 food bags and boxes are being given away for free today, Wednesday, May 27. The distribution was not scheduled to begin until 6 a.m. and was supposed to last through 10 a.m.
The Governor’s press secretary Krystal Paco-San Agustin said 1,000 cars were already in line before 5 a.m.
Free food line at Tiyan already maxed out, 1,000 in line before 5 a.m. https://t.co/6zBzO1rUHc https://t.co/zJBCDKUDJf
Last week, the free food distribution program clogged traffic along Marine Corps Drive in Piti outside the Guam DOE warehouse where the food was being given out. As a result, two new locations were designated as distribution points this week and the GDOE warehouse location was shut down.
Today, the distribution is taking place at Tiyan only.
On Friday, the food will be distributed at the Dededo Farmer’s Market as well as at the Tiyan Baseball Field.
The food commodities that are being distributed include items such as fresh apples and oranges, juices, beans, rice, canned fruits, sauces, tuna, salmon, pork, beef and chicken, while supplies last.
The ‘Families to Farmers’ food box distribution is one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Nutrition Services under the Emergency Food Assistance Program known as TEFAP.
The Guam Department of Education is the local administrator of that program.