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.