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Inspired by Maginhawa, other areas put up their own community pantry

The Maginhawa Community Pantry has been replicated in at least four other areas as other Good Samaritans were inspired to help people in need.

On Matiyaga Street in Quezon City, residents put up their own community pantry filled with vegetables given by farmers. Supplies ran out quickly as mothers, workers, and  drivers lined up for the goods.

The pantry is located at 34 Matiyaga in Barangay Pinyahan, near the Urology Center of the Philippines.

On P. Noval Street in Sampaloc, Manila, a table has been set up and filled rice, noodles, vegetables, and canned goods.

The pantry will be available from 10 am to 6 pm beside the Mang Tootz Food House.

Meanwhile, labor group Defend Jobs Philippines put up a similar effort on Matimyas Street, also in Sampaloc.

In-kind donations may be dropped off at 2011 B Matimyas Street, while cash donations may be sent via GCash to 09155670410.

Outside Metro Manila, community groceries are also available at the Grove, Batong Malake in Los Baños, Laguna.

It is open until 6 pm or until supplies last. In-kind donations such as fruits and vegetables are also welcome.

Since its launch on Wednesday, the Maginhawa Community Pantry has helped many people in need and brought out the bayanihan spirit in Filipinos.

On Friday, more supplies arrived as farmers from Tarlac sent kamote and tricycle drivers volunteered to repack donated goods.

—MGP, GMA News