Grab-N-Go free food distribution ends July 16

The GDOE Grab 'n Go school meal program. (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) would like to inform the public that the last day for the Grab-N-Go school meals program will be Friday, July 16, 2021.

While the program is ongoing, food packages will continue to be distributed regularly on Fridays at all 41 GDOE schools.

These food bundles include a five-day allotment of nonperishable items, milk, and fresh produce and are distributed on a “first-come, first-served basis” while supplies last.

Recipients are limited to five packages per vehicle, and they are reminded to wear a mask, remain in vehicles, and follow the schools’ traffic routes. All GDOE students are eligible for the program, and students may pick up meals at their designated school site.

During the upcoming School Year 2021-2022, at least 85% of students are expected to be back in school for five days of face-to-face instruction per week, and there will no longer an opportunity to set aside a day for the distribution of food. Students will continue to receive their school breakfasts and lunches during the regular school day.

“GDOE has been able to serve approximately seven million nutritious school meals when schools were initially shut down, during School Year 2020-2021, and now through the summer in response to our community needs,” said Anthony Sean Monforte, Administrator of the GDOE Food and Nutrition Services Management Division. “Now that we are in recovery mode, we can return to normal operations and focus on our kids returning safely back to our school facilities.”

“We would like to acknowledge our GDOE Food & Nutrition Services Management Division, cafeteria staff, and Sodexo employees for their work ethic, support, and commitment to the department and the community,” said Jon Fernandez, GDOE Superintendent. “They did a great job shifting their operations and helping us to support our school kids and families during the last 18 months of this pandemic. They were a key part of our pandemic response.”

For inquiries about the Grab-N-Go school meals program, please contact your child’s school directly.

(GDOE Release)