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5 Community Pantries in Palawan Where You Can Drop Your Donations

The Palawan community comes together to help each other!

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | April 27, 2021
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Community Pantries in Palawan

Despite the hardships of the pandemic, community pantries sprouted across the Philippines.

Images: Kape Hardinera Facebook Page

Despite the stress and suffering caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, kindness is still prevalent. Ever since the pandemic started, Filipinos have been finding ways to help each other, and one of the most recent efforts are community pantries. Just a few days since the first community pantry was launched in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, community pantries have popped up across the country, and various community pantries in Palawan have also been established.

Want to share or donate food? You can drop them off at any of the 5 community pantries in Palawan below.

1. Kape Hardinera’s Community Pantry

Location: Manalo Extension, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

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Kape Hardinera also shares some of their cuttings and propagated plants to early birds.

Image: Kape Hardinera Facebook Page

Kape Hardinera launched its own community pantry last April 21. Despite the pantry only being a few days old, residents have been dropping off edible donations like eggs, fruits, and vegetables. The community pantry is stationed just outside of the restaurant.

2. Kalinga ni Maria Kindness Center by the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa (AVPP)

Location: Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, Rizal Avenue, 58 Puerto Princesa

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To control the number of people, the AVPP pantry operates on a first-come first-served basis.

Image: Eu Elivera

The Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa (AVPP)’s “Kalinga ni Maria Kindness Center” was established to aid Puerto Princesa residents who need food supplies. The pantry’s supplies will be coming from AVPP’s donations. Stubs will be distributed among recipients to ensure proper social distancing. As of April 21, the AVPP turned the Kindness Center “mobile” which means that it will be going to different parts of Puerto Princesa. The full schedule for the mobile community pantry can be found at AVPP’s Facebook page. Residents can pre-register to secure a slot.

3. Mesa ng Pag-Asa by the Kusina Palaweño Project

Location: Between Juner (Baltan Street) and Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City

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The Mesa ng Pag-Asa is Kusina Palaweño’s project to help residents of Puerto Princesa City.

Image: Kusina Palaweño Project Facebook Page

Residents of Barangay San Miguel can donate or receive food supplies from the Mesa ng Pag-asa community pantry launched by Kusina Palaweño last April 18. Only 50 persons per day will be given supplies, but those who won’t make the cut-off will be given a stub that will guarantee their slot for the next day. To donate, you may message Kusina Palaweño’s Facebook account or drop off your donations at Baltan Street.

4. Gulay ng Masa by BSP Palawan-PPC Council and ESOP Council Chapter

Location: BSP Training Center, Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City

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BSP’s community pantry offers fresh vegetables for all residents in need.

Image: Karl Coloquio

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines Puerto Princesa City chapter also established a local community pantry called “Gulay ng Masa”.Cash donations can be given through their Gcash account, or you may also drop off your donations at BSP’s training center in front of PPSAT.

5. Long Beach Community Pantry

Location: Long Beach Road, Barangay San Isidro, San Vicente, Palawan

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Residents can also barter items at the pantry.

Image: Long Beach Community Pantry Facebook Page

Another initiative offering healthy food is the Long Beach Community Pantry. However, the pantry currently does not allow children and senior citizens to line up due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in Barangay New Agutaya. To lessen waste and plastic use, residents are also advised to bring eco bags and other items like bottles that can be used to store condiments.

Despite these trying times, it is admirable how Filipinos still help each other through acts of kindness like community pantries.

Want to donate snacks, pastry, or drinks? Visit Yoorekka to find more information on various initiatives and how you can help.

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are doing our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable and the situation develops rapidly, so it’s possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.
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About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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