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Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus started its own community pantry.

Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus started its own community pantry.

Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus opened its own community pantry at the campus covered court. This community pantry was inspired by the Maginhawa community pantry in Quezon City, founded and headed by Ana Patricia Non, with a tagline “Magbigay ayon sa kakayahan, kumuha batay sa pangangailangan”. 

This community food bank was established to aid people amid the Covid-19 pandemic which also striked the employment rate and economic status of the country. Such circumstances lead to this kind of activity that showed the natural “bayanihan” spirit of the Filipino people which the pantry captured, thus, making it easier for the people to lend a hand to those who are in need. 

The community pantry of PSU Binmaley Campus was started last May 18, 2021 and over 200 individuals benefitted from this activity, specially the residents of Barangay San Isidro Norte, Binmaley, Pangasinan. 

This community pantry was spearheaded by the Campus Executive Director Dr. Roy C. Ferrer, together with the PSU Binmaley employees who took the initiative to pack the goods for this pantry. 

The community pantry will have another batch soon.  

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