A community pantry in Kawit, Cavite recently went viral on social media for offering not only goods but also free cups of taho.
Charity group Project Starfish, which is behind the community pantry offering free taho, said it did not expect to go viral for it.
Project Starfish only started its community pantry on Tuesday and was offering taho to those who were early at the pantry on Wednesday.
“We set up a little table and a few cups of taho for anyone who hasn’t had breakfast yet and is hungry,” the group shared on its Facebook page.
“While grabbing their free taho, the smile on their faces was priceless,” the group added.
And because of that, a few more people chipped in to add more cups of taho on the table,
The group, in an online interview with the Manila Bulletin, said it set up the community pantry with extra money from the pockets of its members which amounted to P2,000.
The group said it had a change of P250 from the P2,000 budget allocated for the purchase of food items to be given away. With the extra money, the members decided to buy taho from a vendor who was passing by.
According to Project Starfish, the vendor, known as “Kuya Nelson,” actually offered more cups of taho but the group insisted on paying for the extra cups.
Several individuals also chipped in to add more taho cups to the pantry.
The group said it will continue to serve free taho to the people coming to the community pantry for as long as their funds can manage it.