Community pantries now in Tacloban City

(Photo courtesy of Ruben Acidre and PIA-8)


TACLOBAN CITY — Started first as an initiative by a local group in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, now several community pantries have sprung up in different localities including Tacloban City.

The first to start it in Tacloban is the religious nuns from the Saint Benedict OSB Congregation where they placed their pantry at the entrance of the Divine Word Hospital.

Divine Word Hospital COMMUNITY PANTRY Pagkuha basar han imo kinahanglan.

Posted by Ruben Acidre on Monday, April 19, 2021

Another group, the Tacloban Community Pantry, has placed various pantries in marginalized barangays which includes Magallanes and Brgy. 74 Nulatula, Tacloban City.

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According to PIA-8,  the group is composed of policemen, doctors, artists, and other concerned individuals. Tacloban Community Pantry plans to open more pantries in other barangays to help the needy.


In Calanipawan, another local organization has opened its own community pantry. The Tacloban Triskellion City Council place its pantry nearby a barangay hall where residents from the area applauded the said initiative.

TACLOBAN TRISKELION COMMUNITY PANTRY. A collaborative effort of Tacloban Triskelion City Council in cooperation of...

Posted by Rei Francis Maceda Condalor on Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Like other community pantries, their community pantry also encourages people to give based on what they can afford and take only based on what they need. —Tacloban News Update

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