GDOE free food distribution resumes TODAY

Guam Department of Education is seeking help from village mayors to help with the distribution of food to island residents. (PNC file photo)

To address the community’s need for food support, the Guam Department of Education will resume their free food commodity distribution today.

The agency was initially supposed to revert back to only assisting economically vulnerable families because they had reached their 12,000 distribution cap set by the federal government.

But GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says they have adjusted the program’s household income requirements so that participants just have to show a valid photo ID and provide their village of residency.

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“We were able to keep it broad-based so that we can help more families. So we’re really looking forward to our families taking advantage of that and seeking the resources as they need it. And hopefully, this will provide a bridge of support leading into the reopening of the school year,” Fernandez said.

The food commodities will include items such as fresh fruit, rice, and meat.

They’ll be given out every other Thursday starting tomorrow until December at the Tiyan Upper Baseball Field and the Dededo Farmer’s Market from 6 to 10 in the morning.

A maximum of three households per vehicle will be permitted to pick up commodities.