During her daily online news conference, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero commended a community group for supporting farmers and feeding those in need.
Because of the economic impact of COVID-19, many island farmers have experienced difficulty making ends meet, which is why Guahan Sustainable Culture has been purchasing produce from farmers to donate to organizations that help feed families in need.
And today, the Governor recognized them as a COVID Hero.
“Since April 10th, they’ve raised over $2,600 and donated over 500 pounds of produce. Tomorrow, in partnership with the Barrigada Mayor’s Office, they are continuing the effort by distributing free produce to Barrigada residents. They will have a drive-thru at 5 p.m. at the old Barrigada Library. Guahan Sustainable plans to distribute more than 50 bags of produce hoping to increase that number to 100,” the governor said.
She added: “No one should have to choose between the health of their community or providing food for their family. Thank you, Guahan Sustainable Culture, for being a COVID Hero.”
The governor is encouraging residents to use the hashtag #COVIDHeroesGU on their social media posts to highlight people, groups, and businesses who are stepping up to assist the island’s COVID-19 response efforts.