Young Pasigueño puts up community panty on Sheridan Street, Mandaluyong
MANILA, Philippines – The community pantry fever has really taken root in the Philippines.
Last Saturday and Sunday, Mandaluyong City witnessed a food donation movement event that popped up on one of its busy streets, thanks to the efforts of a young man.
Interestingly, the organizer, Migz Fernando, hails from Pasig. He made a trip to Sheridan Street in Mandaluyong last Saturday, met up with the Buayang Bato Barangay officials for coordination – and a food pantry was born.
“We just started last week,” he said, hoping he could keep the food pantry project going.
Neighborhood residents showed up in huge numbers from morning and until the evening to take rice, noodles, vegetables and canned goods, many of which Fernando bought himself with his own money.
However, he said he recently received several donation pledges in anticipation of the community pantry’s return to operations next week, May 8 and 9.
He thanked the officials of Barangay Buayang Bato for their prompt response to assist him in bringing order within the pantry area.