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ICPO initiates community pantries

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ICPO initiates community pantries

ILOILO CITY, April 28 (PIA) – The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has initiated ‘community pantries’ in various areas in Iloilo City.

Police captain Shella Mae Sangrines, Iloilo City Proper Police Station chief, said that six police stations under ICPO have spearheaded the establishment of the ‘BARANGAYANihan’ community pantries in different locations in the metropolis.

“We officially started on April 26, 2021 and while donations are coming in, we intend to sustain them weekly,” she said.

Sangrines said these pantries have provided basic necessities and goods including rice, canned goods, noodles, vegetables, dressed chicken, eggs, and other food items that can be readily cooked.

Meanwhile, Sangrines said that her station initiated their BARANGAYANihan community pantry at Tanza Church.

This community pantry, which is in partnership with the Tanza Paris Church and ICPO Ladies Club, is also part of PNP’s police-community relations.

Likewise, this seeks to intensify the various means to help or provide assistance to the public during the pandemic.

Sangrines added that this initiative highlights the Filipino spirit of communal unity and cooperation known as “Bayanihan.” (JSC/LTP/PIA6 Iloilo/Photo courtesy of ICPS 1)