Poro barangay exchanges plastic bottles with food in ECOmmunity pantry

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | April 27,2021 - 05:18 PM

The ECOcommunity pantry in Barangay Esperanza, Poro town, Camotes Islands, Cebu. | Photo Courtesy of Councilor Marven Gorgonio

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A barangay in Poro town, Camotes Islands, Cebu has taken the community pantry concept to the next level.

Barangay Esperanza has opened an ECOmmunity pantry that would provide food for those who need it the most in exchange for plastic bottles.

In a text message, Councilor Marven Gorgonio, the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President of the town, said that the ECOmmunity pantry hits two birds with one stone: help those who are hungry while cleaning the environment.

“In celebration of Earth Month and to help the families who are financially affected by the pandemic, the SK-Esperanza, Poro is organizing ECOmmunity Pantry.”

“ECOmmunity Pantry is a program that will give basic goodies to those in need in exchange for used plastic bottles they will give to the SK which shall be utilized for the Kabataan MRF,” said Gorgonio.

The ECOmmunity pantry is encouraging individuals who have something to give to donate to the pantry so that the goods can be refilled and the project will be sustained.

The plastic bottles will be collected for the barangay’s MRF where they make eco-bricks and use these to build affordable structures.

“We’ve seen a lot of community pantries nationwide and we want this to have a twist, we want to hit two birds with one stone: to mainly help those in need and to promote our advocacy in Environmental Protection. The collected plastic bottles will be used for our Kabataan MRF,” added Gorgonio.

The councilor hopes that good-hearted individuals will donate to the pantry to help not only those in need but save the environment as well.

For those who want to avail themselves of the ECOmmunity pantry, they only need to bring plastic bottles to exchange with goods, a good way to contribute to saving the environment. /rcg

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Barangay Esperanza, Camotes, Camotes Islands, ECOmmunity antry, Pantry, plastic for food, Poro

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.