Community pantry: Good virus of kindness spreads across PH
Manila Bulletin|April 20, 2021
On April 14, 2021, 26-year-old Ana Patri-cia Non, a furniture designer, took out a bamboo cart and installed two signs on a tree in front of a shuttered food park along Maginhawa street in Quezon City.

The first sign read: Maginhawa Community Pantry. The second sign pleaded: “Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan, kumuha batay sa pangangailangan (From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs). From the initial supply of vegetables, eggs, rice and canned goods, donors have poured in biscuits, drinks, medicines and other essential items.

After she posted a note on this initiative on social media, the simple idea was emulated elsewhere in Metro Manila and in so many other parts of the country.

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