Kingspoint Community Pantry Goes Full Blast

Kingspoint Community Pantry goes full blast last April 23 Friday with hundreds of residents from nearby areas lined-up as early as 6:00am and queue for at least 2 hours.

I happened to pass by the Yarda Food Hub late April 22 ( Thursday ) around past 5:00pm and saw the set-up of the community pantry.

Kingspoint community pantry organizers and early bird recipients ( April 24 saturday )

Kingspoint Community Pantry

Mr. Greg Mota a resident of Goodwill Homes 1 and Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan – who spearheaded the community pantry- both are also active in Christ the King of the Universe parish ( photo taken last April 23 Friday)

Kingspoint Subdivision Community Pantry is the concerted efforts of brainchild of the Christ the King of the Universe Parish, Engineer Aldrin Godwin Pangan, Mr. Greg Mota and the dynamic volunteers of the community. The community also encompasses nearby areas such as El Pueblo One condominium, Oro, Dupax, Daniac Court, Kasiyahan Townhomes, San Pedro IX, Maloles compound, Grand Monaco Villas, Kingsville and Goodwill Homes 2 within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay Bagbag. While Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Dona Faustina Subdivision are within the territorial jurisdiction of Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Barangay Bagbag purok leader checking the exit

The community pantry is located in front of Yarda Food Hub which is located in block 37, lot 10 along Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches. The food hub just serves as a temporary community pantry since its temporary closure last year. They have to ask permission from the owner of the food hub and coordinated with Barangay Bagbag and the local government unit of Quezon City .

They also have to follow the guidelines set by the IATF because Metro Manila is still under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ)and curfew hours is between 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. So residents must try to follow these simple guidelines and must follow simple protocols like practicing social distancing, wearing of face mask, face shield.

There are 550 individual residents who patiently queue in line during the first day, 310 in April 24 Saturday, about 400 in April 25 Sunday. The line is quite long and reach about a kilometer long ending in Touch of Class car wash and food hub nearby.

Mr.Lamberto Nolasco of Kingspoint Homeowner Association Inc. (KHAI) in the middle checks the community pantry

Kingspoint community pantry volunteers and some organizers

Community Pantries in Metro Manila

Community pantry is long established community effort in many countries. There are relief efforts which are conducted by NGO groups and private organizations during the time of calamities such as flood, typhoon, fire and earthquakes. Somehow the scope was limited.

There are over 135 community pantry in Quezon City and over 440 community pantries that have sprung -up in many areas of the country.

Korean- Japanese Store within Sierra Vista Subdivision in Novaliches

Korean and Japanese food lovers and resellers would be happy to know that there is another retail and wholesale store within Sierra Vista Residential Estate in the heart of Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches in Quezon City.

Korean and Japanese Food Products Store

The wholesale store had their soft opening mid-January 2021 and the author had a chance to visit the outlet early February 2021.

Korean -Japanese Store

Lactobacillus from Taiwan and Suntory drinks for sale

The offers retail and wholesale items which are from South Korea, Taiwan ( ROC) and Japan are well-loved consumer products. These includes Korean kimchi in tab, pocky sticks, ice cream, ice popsicles, samgyupsal grill, cookies, noodles, soy sauce,soft drinks, Korean soju, Japanese rice wine, among other merchandise.

If you are from California Subdivision, Goodwill Homes 1,Doña Faustina Subdivision within Barangay San Bartolome. Vista Verde, Torres Village, Samonte compound within Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, General Luis street and Barangay Caybiga in North Caloocan, one can purchase these items from the store. There are also customers who came from Barangay Bagbaguin and Paso de Blas in Valenzuela City.

Those who wanted to buy the items in retail may also visit Meat This Way franchise store within Kingspoint subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Mr. Lou Alfred Dela Cruz – sales personnel

Note: The store operation depends on the guidelines and enhance community quarantine restrictions imposed by the IATF and local government unit of Quezon City.

Store Outlet:

Lot 11, Block 7, Katipunan Avenue, Sierra Vista Residential Vista, Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City

Operations: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Meat This Way Within Kingspoint Subdivision, Novaliches

Ribbon cutting ceremony, lion dancers, blessing of meat this way meat and deli store held lunchtime on November 19, 2020.

Special guests includes Congressman John Marvin ” Yul Servo” Nieto 3rd district of Manila and Kingspoint Homeowner Association president Mr. Lamberto Nolasco in attendance.

blessing of the store outlet

a short speech was prepared by Congressman John Marvin Nieto

Mr. Lamberto Nolasco (KHAI president) along with the franchise owners, franchisee and Congressman John Marvin” Yul Servo” Nieto

The meat and deli store is is also near Goodwill Homes 1, Goodwill Homes 2, San Pedro IX subdivision, Grand Monaco Villas, One Condominium, California Village, Sierra Vista, Torres Village among others.

Congressman John Marvin” Yul Servo” Nieto (red shirt) together with Ms. Dothy L. Arena and sister

Meat This Way – Kingspoint Branch

Meat This Way meat and deli store was established in 2019 and had over 20 branches in select location within Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Among the items sold at the store were marinated Bentogyeopsal, Samgyeopsal, German sausage, Skinless longganisa, Premium ham, Sweet ham, Chinese sausage, Chicharon bulaklak, Chicken Wings, Beef Products like ribeye, Beef samgyeopsal, Beef Shanks, Beef tenderlion, Angus beef, Beef Jerky, Bugnay/Bignay wine, Alcohol, Honey, Korean noodles among others.

lion dancers and drummers from Wei FengLion Dance group

Residents within Project 8, Road 20,Congressional Village, Muñoz, Barangay Babag, Barangay Talipapa, Barangay San Bartolome, Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City and Barangay Caybiga in North Caloocan will be happy to visit and buy their meat products , health and wellness items, Korean noodles, hygiene packs, alcohol, Korean mask among others.

Meat This Way had a partnership with Food Panda and can deliver within 3 to 4 kilometer radius from their stall.

According to the proprietors of the store, part of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Vamco/ Ulysses

Meat This Way- Kingspoint Branch, Novaliches, Quezon City

Address: Lot 14, Block 7, King Christopher, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Contact : (02)7968-8908/ 0917-672-8267

Operations : Everyday from 6:00am to 8:00pm

New Location of Sashi Takoyaki

 Sashi Takoyaki had been a small scale takoyaki stall located along Katipunan Avenue, Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Sashi Takoyaki

Goodwill Homes 1  community had several food stalls and restaurants. Business had been around for at least a decade and their customers came from many parts of the community to as far as General Luis street, Torres Village,Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Village,California Village, Sierra Vista,Vista Verde even those living in Barangay Talipapa and Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon.

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Sashi Takoyaki stall- old location

We would make a point to buy some takoyaki at least once a week. They would have a generous toppings of mayonnaise, bonito flakes shavings and chili powder for the extra spice. The business came a long way since they already branched out to Susano road, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Shawarma King and Mi Chi Fried Noodles stall

The food stalls beside Cherie’s Bakeshop about a month before the clearing operation by Goodwill Homes 1 and the barangay.

New Location

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Since early part of January 2020, local community leaders even the barangay had been strict in clearing the sidewalks. Some of the most affected were the small stall owners.

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The proprietors of the stall were able to find a suitable place beside the Ocampo Bakery.  We will surely missed Shawarma King, Mi Chi Fried Noodles stalls which never reopened.

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Celebrity Clientele

Among the celebrity customers includes comedian Pooh, Katrina Velarde and her friends, Maine Mendoza among others.

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Takoyaki – 100pesos 6pcs Spicy Takoyaki Negi – 100pesos 6pcs Yakisoba – 150 Yakiudon – 150 They also have also milkteas ( flavors: watermelon,chocolate, okinawa Php 50.00) cheesecake milktea Php 70.00 , lemonade Php 50 and blue lemonade Php 50

Father’s Day Promo

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Sashi Takoyaki also had a limited time offer for father’s day

Prices posted as of June 2020 ( note prices posted at this blog are subject to change without prior notification)

Address: Katipunan Avenue, Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Contact : 0930-1596183/ 0951-744-2940 /0945 580 1188

Operations: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm

 Try to visit them on their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sashi-Takoyaki-373733289325820/
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