- Kier Legaspi sets up his own community pantry after getting inspired by the work done by Ana Patricia Non at Maginhawa St. in Quezon City
- The former actor is one of those who were inspired by the Maginhawa community pantry where people could pick up their food needs for the day
- Kier believed that doing something to help is better than staying within his comfort zone
- He is the younger brother of Zoren Legaspi, the husband of Carmina Villaroel
Former actor Kier Legaspi recently posted on his social media account showing that he has set up his own community pantry.
The younger brother of Zoren Legaspi admitted that he was inspired by the work of Ana Patricia Non when she set up the Maginhawa Community Pantry, which is located at Maginhawa St. in Quezon City.
Kier believed that doing something to help is better than just staying within his comfort zone.
A member of Bro. Eli Soriano’s Church of God, widely known as “Ang Dating Daan, Kier is a staunch supporter of the late pastor.
In his Instagram post showing the community pantry he set up, the former actor called himself a “worthless slave.”
“Sa kabila ng aking paggawa isang bagay ang alam ko. Ako’y isang aliping walang kabuluhan! To God be the Glory! Thank you wifey for supporting!” the former actor captioned his post.
The Maginhawa community pantry is a brainchild of Ana Patricia Non, an owner of a small furniture refurbishing business that employ people severely affected by the pandemic. Non said that she set up the pantry with the intention to help those who cannot provide food for their family. The concept behind the initiative is “magbigay ayon sa kakayahan, kumuha batay sa pangangailangan,” or for everyone to give based on their capacity and take only what they need. The idea caught on and spread like wildfire and soon, community pantries suddenly sprouted up in different parts of the country.
As soon as people learned about the community pantry along Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, throngs flocked to the place, to see for themselves the wonderful initiative so they can snap photos and share them on social media. Soon, the posts became viral and not long after, similar community pantries sprouted in several other places all over Luzon. Many said that the community pantry is a big help, particularly that MECQ is still in effect over the NCR Plus bubble area.
Recently, however, Non decided to halt the operation of the original community pantry in Quezon City after government forces and supporters red-tagged her. She appealed to the Office of Mayor Joy Belmonte last week for help after three police officers asked for her contact number and asked which organization she belonged to. This created fear and now, she had to stop what she's doing due to red-tagging. She said that the accusations were all baseless and that all she wanted to do was to help others.
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