It has not even been a week since a young woman from Quezon City acted on her idea to help her neighbors suffering the economic effects of the pandemic. Ana Patricia Non put up a three-level bamboo shelf that served as a repository for all the goods to be donated by anyone in the community to anyone who needed food and other supplies. The idea quickly took a life of its own as people lined up to get items that their family needed for the next meal. Soon, other pantries in other areas across the country were established. People gave what they could, people took as they needed. Donations poured and lines grew long. Despite our woes, we were consoled by the thought of looking out for each other in these difficult times. Difficulties soon arose. Specifically, there was increased police presence in some pantries and other cops went to the extent of asking about the organizers’ background and taking down their signs. Worse, social media posts accused the pantry organizers of being fronts for the communist movement.