- Pia Wurtzbach was asked online on her thoughts on community pantries
- She admitted that there is a concern about the health protocols but everyone is trying to survive amid the pandemic
- The beauty queen said it is a reminder that we should demand for a better system
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach shared her thoughts on community pantries.
The food drive that began in Maginhawa street in Quezon City has become a nationwide trend as many families and organizations took the opportunity to help those in need. While a charitable initiative, the spread of community pantries across the country also became controversial as some are accusing some organizers of “hidden motives” or politicking. Some officials are also concerned about the implementation of safety protocols.
The beauty queen was asked on Twitter to share her thoughts on the movement. A netizen tweeted, “Comment naman Pia sa community pantry dito sa Pinas, what do you think?”
Pia, who has also been active in fundraising efforts amid the pandemic, considers the community pantries as “proof of the undying spirit of bayanihan.” She admitted that she took some time to think of her answer carefully.
She replied, “I took some time to really think about it and really understand better what we are faced with as a nation. For me, the community pantry is a really good initiative. Yet again, it is proof of the undying spirit of Bayanihan.”
Pia also explained that she understands the “hesitations and concerns” especially in the implementation of the health protocols amid the pandemic.
However, the beauty queen also admitted that this is a “call for help” as everyone is struggling.
“It’s been a year since the pandemic hit and everyone is just trying their best to survive. I think it’s a call for us to help in any and every way that we can. Share what we can, stay home if we can. Get vaccinated as soon as we get the opportunity,” she said.
In the end, Pia said community pantry is a “great reminder of what we can achieve together. We can and we should demand a better system.”