Angeles official asks support for community pantry

ANGELES City Councilor Jesus Sangil has asked the local government and the private sector to support the community pantry, which is helping people in terms of food and other goods, now that the country is in health crisis.

Sangil commended the Maginhawa Community Pantry that ignited the bayanihan spirit of the country recently.

A food pantry is a community-based program that collects and safely stores food and household products for free distribution to low-income and needy members of the community.

The Maginhawa Community Pantry is a movement intended to help the people in their community who do not have the means to feed themselves and their families.

It is an initiative of Ana Patricia Non, a 26–year–old entrepreneur in Quezon City and daughter of a former city hall employee of Angeles City, Art Non.

Sangil said the community pantry project will also augment the effort Department of Social Welfare and Development relief program.

"It will help people especially the marginalized sector and the working class who are greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic," Sangil said.

“Let us set aside politics here, no political boundaries and color in helping our fellowmen,” he added.

Sangil said when the city and nearby provinces were hardly hit by the Mount Pinatubo eruption, the bayanihan spirit was very much alive.

As a journalist recalling his coverage of the Pinatubo disaster and the rehabilitation and renewal of the affected areas in Angeles city and Pampanga, Sangil said he will file a resolution commending the laudable project of Ana Patrcia Non at the council’s regular session on Tuesday, April 20.


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