Emergency Food Assistance

The CSS Food Pantry provides food and toiletries (as available) to individuals and families in need of emergency assistance.  The program relies solely on donations from the community and serves tens of thousands throughout the year.  It is designed to help those with acute food instability and who are in need of temporary assistance.   


TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE:

Visit our main office to apply in person or apply online.  You must have a copy of the below supporting documents to receive food.

Supporting Documents Required:

        1. ONE (1) of the following:  

                                                 ~ Mayor's Verification of Residency OR

                                                 ~ Lease Agreement showing names of all persons within the household


           AND


        2. ONE (1) of the Following:

                                                ~ Certification from DPHSS Public Welfare Division OR

                                                ~ Current Paycheck Stubs OR

                                                ~ Letter of Furlough, Reduced Hours, Reduction in Force, or Termination OR

                                                ~ Other proof of Low Income, Loss of Income, or No Income.      






HOW TO GET A MAYOR'S VERIFICATION

Visit or call your village mayor's office and request for a verification of residency.  Verifications may be sent to us directly via fax (671) 635-1444 or emailed to md@cssguam.org. Verifications are valid for 30 days and must be addressed to "Catholic Social Service."

HOW TO  GET A CERTIFICATION FROM DPHSS 
Call or visit the Guam Department of Public Health (DPHSS) Division of Public Welfare and request for a Certification.  Certifications are provided at no cost, regardless of whether or not you receive public assistance. 

DPHSS has 3 locations:

                   Northern Office                           635-7488
                   Central Office                              735-7344
                   Southern Office                           828-7542













Catholic Social Service