‘Bake’ a Better World: HAPI’s Zambales Bread-Giving Drive

Posted by Shane | Posted on January 28, 2021
By Anthony Van Catayong
Lead Convenor, HAPI-Zambales

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

“While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

At the start of the COVID pandemic last year, many of our fellowmen were unable to work and provide for their families. The depressing situation due to the hard lockdown led us to initiate our bread donation drive.

Together with the help of Rabang’s Bakery and financial support from our friends and relatives, my partner Garry and I were able to provide loaves of bread to various recipients. Our bread-giving drive started mid-April and continued throughout the many months since then.

Our first two donations were given to the Aeta communities at the Cawag Resettlement Area in Subic, Zambales. Succeeding bread donations were distributed to frontliners and patients of San Marcelino District Hospital (San Marcelino, Zambales), James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital (Olongapo City) and Pres. Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital (Iba, Zambales).

We were also able to send hundreds of bread packs to the typhoon-hit Cagayan Region during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. On our 13th and latest bread giving last month, HAPI Scholars sponsored the hundreds of bread packs distributed to the Aeta community in Sitio Lahong, Cabangan, Zambales on December 25.

The recent pandemic taught us that wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and a chance to make a difference. And with us joining HAPI, we can extend our help to more people, for the betterment of humanity. Together we can ‘bake’ a better world, one bread at a time.

Other good reads...

HUMANISM-The real empowerment

“Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance that affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Humanism stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethics based on human and other natural values in a spirit of reason and free inquiry […]

HAPI Merchandise

  HAPI mugs at 100 pesos only                 Black and White HAPI shirts – Please contact Nurse Jay Directly Landline (043) 980-0052 Mobile:09176290734                                     HAPI Pin at 100 pesos only HAPI PATCHES at 120 pesos only For more information please contact info@hapihumanist.org or jamie@hapihumanist.org For HAPI shirts, contact Nurse Jay : Landline (043) 980-0052 […]

In Photos : Monthly HAPI Nutricamp for HAPI Kids at the Riles (train tracks)

Our monthly HAPI Nutricamp will continue and still going strong in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines. The menu changes  and depends on the occasion and weather. For Oct 20th, it was porridge with chicken, a little warm soup for the cold weather caused by Lawin, the name of the Typhoon that ravaged Northern Luzon. This is just […]

Kindness spread faster than COVID-19

Kindness spread faster than COVID-19 By Eldemar R. Sabete Bacolod City The massive spreading of the current pandemic threatens the existence of every human being but never its capacity to bring out our true humanity. It’s been months now since our government has declared community quarantines and lockdowns throughout the country in hopes that it […]

HAPI-Cebu Annual Tree-Planting 2017

HAPI-Cebu Annual Tree-Planting 2017 November 3, 2017 11:14PM (+8 GMT) Cebu City, Philippines On September 24, 2017, HAPI had its annual tree planting activity nationwide. Despite a recent change in leadership and fewer members than last year, the Cebu chapter of HAPI joined in on the event as well. The Cebu chapter decided to collaborate […]

In the Name of

In the Name of October 9, 2017 6:47 PM (+8 GMT) Bacolod City, Philippines There once was a zealous Christian and an atheist who one day were trying to rally on a point on which idea should prevail. The atheist provided a point on how he did things by following his moral obligations with the […]

A Parent’s Love and Pain

A Parent’s Love and Pain by Maria Juana Valenzuela January 23, 2020 Quezon City, NCR, Philippines   Last Sunday, January 19, Humanist Alliance Philippines International in partnership with Rotary Club of Roosevelt and Project Red Ribbon brings you Duyan: A Love Without Borders that aims to eradicate stigma on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired […]

About The Author

Van Catayong

Anthony “Van” Pugay Catayong is the newly-minted HAPI-Zambales Lead Convenor, and he’s big on pastries.

Scroll to Top