Sinkhole delays distribution of free food

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Photo shows a long line of cars at the GDOE emergency food distribution.

A sinkhole delayed the distribution of free food Thursday morning at the Barrigada site of the Guam Department of Education’s emergency food assistance program.

Thirty minutes before the 6 am opening of the site at the Tiyan Upper Baseball Field, GDOE officials announced that distribution would be delayed until 8:30 due to a 40-foot container leaning against a power pole.

The officials stated that a sinkhole was underneath the power pole and that a tractor and side lifter were needed to extract the container.

Only distribution at the Tiyan site was affected and operations at the Dededo Farmer’s Market started on schedule.

Residents who weren’t able to receive a food commodity bag from the Dededo site were encouraged to go to the Tiyan site instead.

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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.