‘Charity Bakeshop’ in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Philippines gives away free bread daily. The Charity Bakeshop in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
‘Charity Bakeshop’ in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Philippines gives away free bread daily.
The Charity Bakeshop in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao gives away free bread during this time of crisis. Owned by Khalid Sanchez, the bakery has become the saving grace of many helpless Filipinos in the area whose livelihood has been affected by the pandemic.
One cannot deny that this man’s effort has helped a lot Filipinos since its opening. The bakeshop has been distributing 2,000 pieces of bread according to reports. They open at 5am and closes at 9pm, and during those times, he has helped many homeless families. The initiative has also helped kids who lurk on the streets collecting garbage, come inside the shop to get their stomachs filled.
News spread wide and now people fall in line early in the morning to wait for the store to open and avail their bread. However, his simple rule was to eat the bread inside the establishment, else if a person leaves with it, the bread has to be paid for.
According to Sanchez, he did not went bankrupt when he decided to give away free bread but instead, the act helped his business. His initiative also calls for kindhearted citizens to donate and help him in this endeavor.
It was 2011 when Sanchez made an Islamic pilgrimage at Mecca, that he discovered a shop that was giving away free food. It inspired him and decided to bring the same concept in the Philippines. He is aware of how hard it is to earn money to place food on the table in these days of crisis. People who are considered in amongst the poverty spectrum were the ones who is most suffering.
Many countries around the world also had a similar set up. Sanchez’s decision comes in handy in these trying times. Sometimes it only takes a little bit of compassion to make a huge difference.