Inspired by the community pantries that have sprouted all over the country, teachers and parents of Padre Zamora Elementary School in Pasay City have also set up their own community pantry to provide nutritious food to kindergarten and Grade I students.
Mayor Emi Calxto-Rubiano said the General Parents-Teacher Association (GPTA) was inspired to establish a community pantry in the school to show the “Bayanihan spirit” that Filipinos have been manifesting during the pandemic.
Rubiano said the GPTA solicited donations through the school faculty members, Supreme Pupil Government, Boy Scout and Girl Scout of the Philippines of the school, to enable it to help families of kindergarten and Grade I students who were badly affected by the pandemic.
The mayor said the group gives rice, vegetables, eggs, fruits, soap, milk and biscuits to the parents or guardians of the students.
To ensure the orderliness of the pantry and the observance of strict health protocols, policemen and other enforcement officers were deployed to the school.