Hundreds line up anew for emergency food giveaway

GDOE TEFAP food distribution (PNC file photo)

It was another busy day at the emergency food giveaway sites in Dededo and Barrigada, with hundreds of residents lining up early this morning to help feed their families.

The stations began setting up at 4 a.m. this morning, but participants were lining up as early as 3:30 a.m.

Thousands of bags and boxes filled with fresh produce, rice, and meat were given to families in need.

Dededo resident Edward Guerrero says that the program is a great resource for the community during these difficult times and that all it takes is a little waiting.

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“It does good. They give fruit, canned goods, and some frozen meat. It’s been pretty good. No complaint. Just takes time to receive it and be patient,” Guerrero said.

The next distribution will take place Thursday, July 23, at the Tiyan Upper Baseball Field and the Dededo Farmer’s Market from 6 to 10 a.m. Up to three households per vehicle can pick up commodities.


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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.