/ 21 April 2021

INSPIRED by the community pantries that sprouted in Metro Manila, the Pangasinan State University set up its own community pantry to give food to those who need it.

“At ito ang konsepto ng Community Pantry na nais nating ibahagi sa PSU. Una, makapagbigay ang may kakayahang magbigay. Ikalawa, makakuha ang tunay na may pangangailangan. At higit sa lahat, makakuha nang sapat lamang para naman may matira sa ibang nangangailangan din,” Dr. Ian Evangelista, HRMDO director, said.

Boxes of grocery items and other products are now displayed at the entrance of the university for beneficiaries.

It said that the Golden Lion pantry is open 24/7 to those with “ardent passion” to share and especially to those who are in need.

The PSU administration led by Dr. Dexter Buted believed that the initiative exemplifies the Filipino’s Bayanihan Spirit.

“The PSU Community Pantry is not just a stall containing fresh produce and other food, but a powerful idea inspired by the Maginhawa Community pantry which has come out during this time of pandemic when many members of the populace don’t have the means to feed themselves and their families,” PSU said on Facebook.