Grab-N-Go meal program will resume next week

Grab-N-Go meal program (PNC file photo)

The Grab-N-Go meal program is coming back and students may be able to pick up their school meals by next week.

With the extension of the lockdown, the Guam Department of Education is bringing back the Grab-N-Go meal program for students in need.

GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez talks about how the process of the Grab-N-Go meals could go for the school year.

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“We are working again to get those plans implemented. Now, of course, with everything changed, we always have to adjust. So with no face-to-face classes, we’ve been unable to serve breakfast and lunches at the schools to those children who are at school. We have been working on the food commodities, I mean the once a week distribution of non-perishable breakfast and lunches. That is something we were prepared for to begin but we’ll have to wait until next week just to ensure the safety of our campuses,” Fernandez said.

GDOE and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) will continue to collaborate with village mayors to distribute food commodities for the month of September.

Recipients will receive one bag of TEFAP food commodities per household and are reminded to practice the COVID-19 safety protocols.

For more information, residents should also contact their mayors from their respective villages.