Community pantries inspire hope amid pandemic and economic crisis in the Philippines
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One of the hundreds of community pantries established to give aid to the poor. Photo from Defend Jobs PH, used with permission. A community-initiated food bank, established to serve the hungry amid the pandemic and its economic fallout, has inspired various mutual aid efforts across the Philippines. More popularly known locally as “community pantries”, these food banks are spaces on the sidewalks or in plazas where people contribute food and other necessities to be taken by anyone who needs them. The first community pantry was put up in Maginhawa Street, a middle class residential area in Quez…

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