Long car lines could be seen in Yigo Tuesday morning as residents lined up to receive TEFAP food distributions.
With the pandemic still ongoing and over 3,000 island residents still without work, there were long lines at the Yigo gym, stretching all the way to the Yigo Lourdes Church as people lined up to receive free food commodities.
Yigo Vice-Mayor Tony Sanchez said: “Well right now, we’re giving out the food distributions given to us by GDOE so it’s going pretty smooth, you know, we’re just giving out one bag per resident. I was mentioning to the residents that need more, just to call the mayor’s office tomorrow if we might have extras, they can pick it up there tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Tamuning mayor’s staff delivered door-to-door hot meals to the elderly with the option of pick up at the Tamuning Senior Center from 12 noon to 2 p.m., followed by drive-through TEFAP food distributions from 2-5 pm also at the Senior Center.
Mayor Louise Rivera went on air earlier this morning with K57’s Patti Arroyo and stated that although you must be a resident of her village to receive food commodities, they will not turn away any non-resident as long as they are in need.