MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It started with one community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, and it blossomed into hundreds of similar spots all across the country.
The idea behind the community pantry was for anyone to take anything from the makeshift cart according to need, and for others to donate items according to their capacity.
Now, the community pantry has caught the entire Philippines like wildfire, and variations have also been seen in many places.
One community pantry offers free liquor, and another offers free cash. These have been quite popular among both takers and givers.
Only in the Philippines…