Huwag Kang Mangamba team set up a community pantry in Laguna, joining a growing movement across the country to help Filipinos cope with the impact of COVID-19 on daily living.
On Lyka, one of the Huwag Kang Mangamba camera man, Julio Balbasarado, shared photos of the pantry. So far, the pantry is stocked with wide variety of items available for pickup.
The idea is inspired after Ann Patricia Non set up a small “pantry” on April 14 in Quezon City. It encouraged residents to get basic food items according to their need, and to contribute to the stock based on their capacity. The initiative of the 26-year-old resident of Maginhawa Street went viral on social media and inspired communities to set up their own pantries.
Looking for a community pantry near you to get involved in?
A group of Filipino mapmakers created a map of all community pantries in the Philippines.
saanyan.github.io/saanmaycommunitypantry/ is an interactive map, showing the locations of community pantries in the country represented by pins. The site shows a total of 722 community pantries nationwide as of writing.