Project Cause Hernani ushers own version of Community Pantry

BORONGAN CITY, April 23 (PIA) -- Project Cause Hernani a youth organization in Hernani town ushered its own version of the Community Pantry.

Jon Patrick Orocay, one of the officers of Project Cause Hernani said that on April 22, when they opened, they have satisfied the food requirements of some 50 families in Hernani town.

The CP is located in the old covered court of the municipality.

“Our partners include the Office of the Mayor and Hon. Mayor Amado Candido, Community Affairs Office and Local Youth Development Office,” Christaneil Langer, another member of the project said in a message.

He added that the Army, the police, and other Hernani folks from different areas, here and abroad are long-standing partners too of Project Cause Hernani.

Asked what is Project Cause Hernani, another member, Mark Anthony Simbajon shared that the organization is  both an initiative and a convergence of various youth organizations and individuals in the service of the community frontliners in Hernani town.

The young org started when COVID-19 struck the country where they started gathering funds to finance the needs of the frontliners. The good deeds extended to other projects that included the Community Pantry.

As to their newest project, the community pantry, the organizers said they will try to expand.

“We started small with a few food items but gradually, our donors came to add more food,”

“Today, we served 50, we hope more givers and more takers will join us,” said Orocay.

Other Community pantries that are making waves in the province are found in the towns of Arteche, Dolores, Oras, Guiuan and this morning Borongan City organized by a group that calls themselves Ninja Community Pantry. (nbq/ PIA E.Samar)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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