NEWS: Grab-n-go meal service for all Guam's children starts Monday



The following is a news release from the Superintendent of Education and the Board of Education:


The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) will be launching a “Grab-N-Go” school meal distribution beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The school meal distribution will remain operational through the remainder of the government-wide school closure due to COVID-19.



Who is eligible?

All children age 18 years and below.


What?

The school meals program will offer “Grab-N-Go” lunches at no cost utilizing a drive-thru operation, on a first come first serve basis.  The “Grab-N-Go” school meal program is limited to one meal per child and will offer lunch only at this time.


When?

The “Grab-N-Go” school meal program will be operational beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will continue distribution on weekdays from Monday through Friday, except on holidays and during spring break. Spring break takes place from April 6-10, 2020.


Where?

The “Grab-N-Go” school meal program will be available at the following 11 sites:


North:

Astumbo Elementary School

• F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School

• Wettengel Elementary School


Central:

Agana Heights Elementary School

• B.P. Carbullido Elementary School

• George Washington High School

• John F. Kennedy High School

• Jose Rios Middle School


South:

Inarajan Elementary School

• M.U. Lujan Elementary School

• Southern High School


Why?

The GDOE is working to offer this “Grab-N-Go” school meal program throughout the government-wide school closure to ensure students continue to receive nutritious meals daily, and to help alleviate the stress of students and families.


How?

The “Grab-N-Go” school meal program is made possible through a waiver received by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Participants will be asked to pick up meals through a drive-thru system at a nearby feeding site. GDOE and Sodexo staff will be on hand to facilitate the “Grab-N-Go” school meal distribution. Drivers should remain in their vehicles and follow instructions to facilitate a smooth and safe distribution process.


The GDOE asks families to be patient during these first few days of the “Grab-N-Go” school meal implementation. During the first several days, the GDOE will be working to produce the necessary number of meals and to minimize food waste.

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