A community pantry initiated by a family in Cavite, Philippines recently went viral for the abundance of foods that are available to everyone. Anyone can get anything from the sharing table – and it’s for free!
Community Pantry with Lots of Foods Goes Viral
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people lost their jobs and didn’t have money left to feed their families. Even those who are well-off also lost a good deal of money after their businesses closed or their rich bosses had to shut down the company.
But instead of keeping their money for the rainy days to come, a number of people decided to share what they have to the community so that the less fortunate folks could still have some food on their tables.
It was last year, April 18, 2020, when the Sahagun-Nuestro family of Sulsugin, Alfonso in Cavite, Philippines decided to extend their table to the community, calling their community pantry as The Sharing Table.
“Take What You Need, Leave What You Can,” the poster by the table read.
They did not discriminate on who can or can’t get from the table. If you need something from the table, you can get what you need.
They’re not asking for payments but appreciated donations from anyone who can share anything they can. You can give anything you want. It doesn’t matter if you can only give a few or a lot.
Amazingly, the community pantry grew so big that The Sharing Table recently went viral for the sacks and boxes of food overflowing from the tables set up beneath a tent.
These fresh vegetables and packed goods came from the Luksuhin Market Vendor Association INC. Netizens were amazed to see these vegetables.
The community is lucky that they can enjoy these fresh farm products for free! Impressive.
What’s a Community Pantry?
A community pantry is a non-profit service that provides basic goods and commodities for the less fortunate. Usually, anyone is free to get anything and as much as they need from the community pantry. In the same way, anyone is also free to give anything and as much as they can to refill the tables.