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The coronavirus pandemic had left the deprived communities in acute distress. As soon as the lockdown was announced, thousands of daily wagers, construction workers, waiters and others who work in small businesses started to return to their homes in rural India. Factories and establishments were shut down and construction activities had come to a halt. Due to the lockdown, migrant laborer, daily wage earners, transgenders, the differently-abled, agricultural laborer and orphans among others, have been disproportionately affected. With over 40 crore people estimated to be pushed deeper into poverty in hard-hit India, even one square meal is a struggle for most. To tackle this challenge, our organization had lent a helping hand to the needy. With the support received from GOONJ, we provided comprehensive family kits of essentials – largely dry ration, personal care material to needy and poor families in Sambalpur, Odisha. More than 500 families were benefited through this Rahat COVID program.