The trend of community pantry has elevated and became popular all over the Philippines. Early this year, someone residing near the country’s capital set up a community pantry which is related to the negative effect of the pandemic on Filipino people. Originally, the concept of the community pantry is to give food items based on your capability and, for those who are in need, can get items based on their needs.
This idea dominates almost every corner of the country. From the country’s capital to the provinces, barrios, and street corners, they set up a community pantry to help people. Moreover, this is also a sign that the Filipino culture of “Bayanihan” still runs in the blood of modern-day Filipinos to fill the gap.
About this, different versions come up. One community pantry nearby the metro is spotted giving free books for students and book lovers. Instead of feeding up a hungry stomach, this pantry aims to feed the brain cells.
Reason for Putting up Giving Book-based Community Pantry
This free book community pantry has been set up by The Happy Liblarry to advocate the love for reading by offering free books. For Lorna Zaragosa, the head behind The Happy Liblarry, reading is generally advantageous for both the mental and emotional health of people.
This is highly likely applicable for all people especially those who are having a hard time this pandemic. It helps people who have lost their income, jobs, and businesses to be more optimistic despite the cruelty of the pandemic.