Seventy-nine (79) Pantawid Pamilya household beneficiaries in Brgy. Nagyubuyuban, City of San Fernando, La Union received goods and other commodities from the KAtuwang sa DIwa at gaWA (KADIWA) Mobile Community Pantry of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I).

Barangay Captain Leonida Marquez expressed her gratitude for being chosen as the pilot barangay for the said activity. She said that travelling to their barangay for two hours is much appreciated and that the goods will be of great help to the 4Ps household beneficiaries.

Lilia Flores, (in olive green, left photo), 66, shared that her family of five can now survive for the next three days with the goods she received. Meanwhile, Mylyn Estolas, (in pink, right photo), 38, showed discipline in participating in the Community Pantry by getting only what is enough for her family.  

According to Ms. Wilhelmina P. Castañeda, Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division Chief of DA-RFO I, the 4Ps household beneficiaries are blessed to be identified as the first recipients of the KADIWA Mobile Community Pantry launching in coordination with DSWD FO 1. With the shared goal of helping poor families, DA-RFO I and DSWD FO 1 work hand-in-hand to extend services to them especially in this trying time.

KADIWA Mobile Community Pantry offers vegetables, rice, eggs, fish, among others to poor families living in far flung areas to address hunger and boost immune system to fight THE COVID-19 virus. (by: Jaesem Ryan A. Gaces, Information Officer II / Pantawid Pamilya)