TAYUM, Abra – Gifted to give.
With this as the theme of their 20th anniversary, the Holy Ghost School (HGS) Batch 2001 spearheaded a community pantry movement in 11 barangays of this town amidst the re-imposition of modified enhanced community quarantine in the province recently.
The pantry offered coffee, bread, cooking oil, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, eggs, soy beans, noodles, bags of rice, pansit miki, canned goods, hygiene kits, laundry detergent, and other goods.
A member of each family in all barangays lined up for the goods offered in the pantry strictly following health standard protocols.
Maria Elena Valdez from Barangay Patucannay is one of those who thanked the group.
“Some say this is a little help, but for us who are so much in need and who lost their jobs in this Covid-19 pandemic, this is a big help. Sometimes what is little for some is already the world for us. Thank you so much HGS Batch 2001; this means a lot, continue inspiring and sharing your blessings.”
Jackie Alvaro, HGS Batch 2001 coordinator, said this is their way of thanksgiving in their 20th anniversary.
Through the community pantry movement, they share their blessings, help those in need especially those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, and inspiring others to support our kababayan during these trying times.
The activity was supported by the local government unit of Tayum headed by Mayor Placido Eduarte, Jr.; Municipal Police Station led by Lt. June S. Saliw-an; private establishments; and various donors. – Xander Cariño