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Community pantries show up all over NCR Plus after Maginhawa Pantry goes viral


Community pantries started showing up all over the NCR Plus after the Maginhawa Community Pantry went viral online.

Aside from the four community pantries found in Barangay Pinyahan, Sampaloc, Manila, and Laguna, many more have been spotted in the region - from Katarungan Village, Muntinlupa to San Mateo, Rizal.

According to Isa Umali's report, a community pantry where goods and vegetables can be seen laid down on a table was also spotted in Narra St., Quezon City, and Intramuros.

A netizen was also able to spot a community pantry in Kalayaan Plaza, Kalayaan Avenue in Quezon City.

Netizen Raoul Manuel wrote, "Habang pabaya ang ating gobyerno, ang mamamayan na mismo ang gumagawa ng paraan para magtulungan at maiahon ang isa't isa."

[While the government remains negligent, citizens themselves found ways to help each other.]

 

SPOTTED: "Kalayaan mula sa Kagutuman" community pantry near Kalayaan Plaza, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City. This is...

Posted by Raoul Manuel on Friday, 16 April 2021

 

Meanwhile, Toootz Vergara, the citizen who organized the community pantry in P.Noval, Manila, said in a 24 Oras report, "Nakakatuwa kasi akala namin kukuha lang at kukuha mga tao pero nagulat kami na mas marami parin nagbibigay."

[It's heartwarming because we thought people would just keep on taking but we were shocked when we saw a lot donated.]


By Sunday, community pantries have popped up in Intramuros and Muntinlupa.

According to the organizers of the Muntinlupa Community Pantry, "it's a place where families affected by the pandemic may directly receive food."

 


These community pantries, where people can donate and get items based on their needs, were inspired by the Maginhawa Community Pantry which was launched on Wednesday.

As of Saturday, the Maginhawa Community Pantry continued to offer help and brought out the bayanihan spirit in Filipinos. — DVM/LA, GMA News