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CDBG Food Pantry

DATE: May 27, 2021
This is to inform the general public that Karidat Social Services will be officially launching the CDBG Food Pantry Program made possible by the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on June 01, 2021. The total allocation awarded to Karidat is $405,268.50 - $327,514.80 for the project and no more than $77,753.70 for planning and administrative costs. The Food Pantry Program was made to prepare, prevent, and respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic and to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to procure food and infection control supplies in the CNMI. The project will provide assistance to ELIGIBLE families on a first come, first serve basis as a one-time only assistance for the duration of the project. Applications can be picked up at the Karidat Social Services window Monday through Friday 8-4 pm or downloaded online at . Completed applications can be submitted at the Karidat Social Services window or emailed to: . Completed applications and certification forms will be reviewed, and “unmet need” will be determined by using the Official USDA Food Plans (Cost of food per family-Value of food assistance provided (if any)=UNMET NEED.) Maximum assistance amounts up to $100.00 food and infection control supplies per person and up to $400.00 food and infection control supplies per family. Official USDA Food plan calculation is a requirement to determine eligible families. Eligible families will be assigned a pick-up date of food/supplies. Families deemed ineligible for the assistance will be notified by Karidat.
For inquiries, please contact the main office at 234-5248 or 234-6981, Monday through Friday, 8-4 pm.

Important Notice

Our Karidat window services is also limited so we advise the community to please call our office numbers at 234-6981 or 234-5248 before coming to our window so that we can better assist you.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Thank You and Be Safe!

Bridge Capital Donates $10,000 worth of food.

Karidat wishes to express our sincerest Si Yuus Ma’ase and Ghilisou, to Bridge Capital, especially their General Manager Bartley A. Jackson, their great team led by Julie Duenas for donating $10,000 worth of food for needy families struggling with the loss of income due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Important Notice

Karidat One Month Rental Assistance Requirements

  1. Identification for all Household Members
  2. Company Notice of unemployment/ reduced hours/ laid off/ furlough
  3. 2-Lates Check Stubs for all working household members
  4. Any outstanding bills and latest payment receipts (utility bill, phone, loan,etc.)
  5. Certification of Benefits (NAP, SSI, Retirement, SS, Etc.)
  6. W-9 form completed by landlord
  7. Copy of Rental Agreement (current)
  8. Copy of Business License (current)
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Karidat Invited to Join Amazon Smiles!

Karidat is pleased and excited to announce that they have been invited by Amazon to participate in their “Amazon Smile Charity Program!”. Through using to make your favorite purchases, Amazon will donate .05% of all eligible purchases to Karidat!

Karidat’s 40th Anniversary!

A Special Message from Karidat to honor our 40th Anniversary and our island community.

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Giving Our Best, not only our leftovers

“If it’s not good enough for you, it’s not good enough for those in need either,” 

Always remember to reserve some of the best you have to give from your pantries, your time, and your hearts for God, for His Church, and for His beloved poor.

Food Pantry

Thank you, Si Yuus Ma’ase, and Ghilisou to the Bank of Guam for their generous donation to Karidat’s Food Pantry. Bank of Guam’s donation gives us the ability to continue our partnership with Joeten Enterprises and with our new partner Triple J Payless Superfresh & Truckload Store, to provide food certificates to our families who have been severely impacted by COVID19.