PAMPANGA Third District Board Member Rosve Henson visited several community pantries in the City of San Fernando over the weekend, distributing vegetables and other farm produce sourced from farmers in the province whose incomes have been affected by the ongoing pandemic.
Henson distributed vegetables, eggs and rice to pantry organizers as he called for further support of the agricultural sector during these trying times. He said local communities should support their community pantries by sourcing goods from local producers like farmers.
“Farmers are among the hardest hit sector from this coronavirus pandemic. Instead of buying rice from commercial distributors, let us buy from farmers, poultry operators and fishpond owners. Let us help keep the supply chain going,” he said.
Henson also reminded community pantry operators to coordinate their crowd control with local authorities to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained during community pantry operations. He added that community pantries should also be venues to remind people of the minimum health protocols to be observed during this pandemic.
“We have been asking organizers to help remind people of the things they should do to remain safe from viral infection. More than anything else public safety is an immediate concern,” he said.
Henson said he will also visit other community pantries in the district in the coming days to extend more support.