Adopt-a-Community Pantry Initiative Launched – BusinessWorld Online

Organizers of the nation’s first Community Food Pantry launched its Adopt a Community Food Pantry (ACCP) project today, August 23, to support spontaneity bayanihan effort that turned into over 6,700 pantries nationwide.

The movement has also partnered with De La Salle Brothers, Inc. and Ateneo de Manila’s Tanging Yaman Foundation to receive donations and provide tax receipts and tax deduction certificates to donors in need.

Ana Patricia B. Non, organizer of the first community food pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, set up a kindness cart in April amid a spike in coronavirus infections to help those affected by the extended closings . A cardboard sign in the cart read “Give what you can, take what you need”.

Minsan humihina din ang donations [Sometimes, donations taper off]said Ms. Non at today’s event.

To institutionalize the help food pantries have provided to food insecure people, the ACCP recommends contacting a food pantry of choice near you, register to adopt a community food pantryor by sending a message to [email protected] for the Maginhawa Community Pantry to find a beneficiary pantry on behalf of the donor.

He also recommends that family, friends, village associations or parishes pool their resources to commit to supporting a food pantry for a period of time. In-kind donations of books, school supplies, essential hygiene products are also welcome.

Those who need a receipt and report showing where and how their cash donations were used can go through:

  • Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.
    Metrobank Peso current account
    Account number: #448-7-44800988-9
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • De La Salle Brothers, Inc.
    RCBC Greenhills Business Center
    Account number: 7590-569081
    E-mail: [email protected]

All donors will remain anonymous.

“It’s a fascinating story from the Good Book, when 5,000 people in a desert were fed two fish and five loaves,” Bro said. Armin A. Luistro, FSC, former president of De La Salle University who also served as Secretary of Education. “It’s something that is beautiful in its smallness and inspiring in its greatness.” — Patricia B. Mirasol

Norma P. Rex