‘Pantry Parade’ distributes pantry staples to needy families

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Bags of free pantry staples were distributed to roughly 1,000 families around the island on Saturday.

A group of island businesses got together this weekend to stage what they called a ‘Pantry Parade.’

Bags of free pantry staples were distributed to roughly 1,000 families around the island on Saturday.

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Landscape Management Systems, Guam Windward Memorial, and Pacific Federal Management worked together with Cost-U-Less, and the Hawgs motorcycle group to distribute the donated food to all the mayor’s offices.

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Sharon Price, LMS Marketing Manager, said: “We’ve got five trucks full of food all donated from LMS, PFM, that’s Pacific Federal Management, and Cost-U-Less. We all stepped up in a really big way to donate a thousand bags of groceries. And they’re huge bags of groceries. It’s not just a little bit. It’s enough to feed a family for about a week.”

Steven Schmidt, Cost-U-Less Store Manager, said: “I’m Steve Schmidt. I’m the store manager at the Harmon Cost-U-Less location. And we’re joining Guam HAWGS today on our parade around the island. And we’re going to be donating a bunch of groceries to all the people who may need it around the island.”

Roland Ada & Wayne Wixom from Guam Hawgs, said: “We’re supporting this food truck run, pantry run. It’s been put together by Landscape Management, PFM, and Cost-U-Less and we’re happy to be here and lend our support. Sorensen Media Group and Windward Memorial have also helped out. It’s quite a collaborative effort.”

Families in need can contact their mayor’s office to ask about getting one of the free bags of pantry staples.

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