Look: Hagonoy, Bulacan also has 'palengke-like' community pantry


Community pantry is not only limited now to some areas in Manila as people keep on getting inspired to set up their own  to help their fellow Filipinos.

Ordinary individuals, celebrities, politicians, and even indigenous people are taking the initiative to donate to these pantries so that many people will benefit.

The community pantries that were first opened by many places usually offer instant produce like noodles and canned goods but now many are including fresh products like meat, vegetables and fruits making the pantry appear to be like a "palengke" or a public market.

The community pantry in Hagonoy, Bulacan is an example of this. 

The pantry was set by the ABC Hagonoy Chapter in order to extend some assistance to people especially those who are financially struggling due to the pandemic.

Based on the pictures shared by ABC President Jane Estrella Dela Cruz, the pantry consists of fresh vegetables like eggplants, cabbages, cucumber, sweet potatoes, battle gourd or upo and many more.

There are also eggs, bags of rice, and fish to complete some of the basic necessities of the people.

As of the moment, many individuals have already benefited from the pantry. Thankfully, the people who lined up are disciplined enough to maintain COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and wearing of masks.

"Maraming salamat po sa siksik, liglig at umaapaw na pagpapala na naipamahagi po natin sa ating mga minamahal na Ibanians, unlimited supply and sky is the limit para po sa lahat!" said Dela Cruz.

 Nawa po ay sa simpleng paraan ng ating walang sawang pagtulong ay mas marami pa ang ma inspire sa ginagawa natin na pagbabahagi para sa mga higit na nangangailangan!" she added.

A similar "palengke-like" community pantry was opened in Barangay Bantog, San Miguel, Bulacan. This was on the other initiated by the barangay chairman and his family.

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