Although schools are closed, the Guam Department of Education is working to have more details about their meal distribution plan by Thursday, Mar 19.
According to a statement sent to PNC by GDOE Spokesperson Isa Baza, GDOE is planning to launch its school meals program soon.
GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez told K57’s Patti Arroyo that the department is working to get federal waiver approvals and to finalize the plans for distribution. The waivers are needed to allow continued feeding even if school is out of session.
“At this point, we’re looking at running a drive-thru operation for families to come in and pick up grab and go lunches for their kids. It’ll probably start with one meal – lunches – and would hopefully expand to breakfast once we work out those first day logistics,” Fernandez said.
The department is working with Sodexo, its cafeteria services vendor, who Fernandez says has assured him that they have an adequate inventory of food to continue meal services through the next month.