Community pantries have popped up all around the country as a way to help people greatly affected by the pandemic. With hundreds of community pantries existing in the country, one of these stands out: the zero-waste community pantry in Antipolo, Rizal.
The zero-waste community pantry instantly went viral through a Facebook post shared by Peter Arnold S. Papel Jr. last April 21, 2021. The project was an initiative of the SK Council at KK Leaders of Brgy. Cupang in Antipolo.
This eco-friendly community pantry features condiments such as soy sauce, vinegar, and cooking oil in huge glass dispensers. They also provided recyclable glass bottles for anyone who might need condiments but has no means to bring them home. The pantry also has a variety of vegetables and eggs, all packaged with recycled paper.
The people behind this zero-waste community pantry urges the public to bring their own bags when visiting the pantry.
Papel Jr. shares that the idea of a zero-waste community has been a long-time initiative of the SK, especially since flooding has been a problem in the lower parts of Antipolo and Marikina. He also shares with WhenInManila.com that because of the popularity of their zero-waste community pantry, they will also be starting a mobile version of the pantry to reach more people.
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Want to help out and donate to their zero-waste community pantry? For in-kind donations, you may Contact Vanessa Duyor – 0935-2129979 and they will pick it up from your preferred location. For Cash Donations:
Gcash: 09095977373 Rachel Anne Fuentes
Bank: BDO 007030108008 / BPI 3179629797
Name: Ronald Rey Papel
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