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.
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.
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.
The “Grab-N-Go” school meal program will be available at the following 11 sites:
• Astumbo Elementary School
• F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School
• Wettengel Elementary School
• Agana Heights Elementary School
• B.P. Carbullido Elementary School
• George Washington High School
• John F. Kennedy High School
• Jose Rios Middle School
• Inarajan Elementary School
• M.U. Lujan Elementary School
• Southern High School
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.
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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It is important to note that the situation can change quickly. The community is reminded to only share official notices and visit the following links for the most up-to-date information:
CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/
DPHSS website: http://dphss.guam.gov/2019-
GHS/OCD website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
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