In time for the celebration of annual #WorldPandesalDay, 100,000 Pandesal breads will be given away for FREE at the 84-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City!
World Pandesal Day 2023
The public is invited to annual #WorldPandesalDay celebration on October 16, 2023 Monday 10am for free foods of 100,000 Pandesal breads, cheese, sardines, hams, juices and other foods to be given at 84-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe. The bakery is located at Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street, Barangay Kamuning, Quezon City.
Special guests to lead the bread-giving ceremony at Pandesal Forum will be Senate Agriculture & Food Committee Chairman Senator Cynthia A. Villar. October 16 is also United Nations’ “World Food Day” to highlight global problems of hunger and food security.
The public is also invited on the eve of #WorldPandesalDay on October 15 Sunday from 8 am to 12 noon at Kamuning Bakery Café for a Free Medical and Dental mission. This shall be undertaken with volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and staff of Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) and Chinese General Hospital (CGH).
4 public schools near Kamuning Bakery Cafe with representatives to the Oct. 16
kick-off ceremony of free Pandesal distribution are Kamuning Elementary School led by Principal Luisito O. Cleto, Tomas Morato Elementary School Principal Aleth Bautista-Molina, Quezon City High School Principal Josephine Maningas and Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science & Technology High School Principal Marivic Francisco.
The historic, artisanal Kamuning Bakery Café is Quezon City’s pioneer bakery and its owner, realty entrepreneur and writer Wilson Lee Flores has turned it into a social enterprise with profits going to civic and cultural charities like rural public schools donations and the annual World Pandesal Day.
Started on October 16, 2015 with special guests GMA Network, Inc. Chairman Atty. Felipe Gozon, Senator Sonny Angara and former National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, Kamuning Bakery Cafe owner Wilson Lee Flores said the goals of “World Pandesal Day” are to honor the humble yet great Pandesal as national bread of the Philippines and to highlight the need to solve the age-old problems of hunger and poverty.
Other leaders who have sent messages to support World Pandesal Day in the past included Vice-President Sara Duterte Carpio, former President Rodrigo Duterte, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, former President Joseph Estrada, late President Fidel V. Ramos, former Vice-President Leni Robredo, late Senate President Edgardo Angara, Senator Imee Marcos, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and others.
Celebrities also chimed in World Pandesal Day over the years. Check it here.
Wilson Lee Flores said this philanthropic project of giving away 100,000 free breads and other foods to urban
poor families and orphanages every October 16 was inspired by the miracle in the Bible of a humble boy who donated five loaves of breads and two fishes, which Jesus Christ multiplied to feed thousands of people.