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.
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.
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.