The Maginhawa community pantry announced on Monday, April 26, that it would implement a new decentralized system where donated goods would be delivered to barangay or villages in the Diliman area in Quezon City.

In a Facebook post, the Maginhawa community pantry organizers announced that donations would be dropped off at 108 Maginhawa St. and would then be distributed to residents to avoid congestion.

“Sa decentralized pantry system magiging organized at efficient ang distribusyon sa tulong ng Barangay at existing Community Pantries,” the announcement read.

The new system will benefit senior citizens, pregnant persons, and persons with disabilities, the pantry organizers said.

“Mas malapit na din sa mga recipients ang mga goods kaya’t di na sila mahihirapan maglakad,” it added.

“Lagi dapat may room for criticisms at improvement. Maginhawa Community ‘”Pantries’” na!” captioned Ana Patricia Non, organizer of the Maginhawa community pantry, after sharing the post.

On April 23, a senior citizen died while waiting in line at a community pantry organized by actress Angel Locsin in celebration of her 36th birthday, sparking criticism of the grassroots initiative.

The Maginhawa community pantry accepts donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Charlene Grace Lao