GDOE food distribution at two new locations this week

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The free food distribution that resulted in traffic jams that clogged Marine Corps Drive in Piti last week is being moved to 2 new locations this week.

Effective immediately, the distribution site at the Guam DOE Piti warehouse is now closed.

On Wednesday May 27 the distribution will take place at the Tiyan Upper Baseball Field from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

On Friday May 29 Guam DOE in collaboration with Pacific Unlimited and Matson will be distributing the commodities at two locations:

  • Tiyan Upper Baseball Field from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Dededo Farmer’s Market from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Only 2,000 food bags and boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Commodities distribution may end early if all 2,000 bags are distributed before 10 a.m.

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, 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.

The public is encouraged to monitor future announcements as commodities distribution sites may change or be re-routed to different sites in the future. Additionally, participants should 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.

The GDOE thanks the Guam Police Department, Mayors’ Offices, and all community partners who have assisted with the TEFAP-DHD distribution.