LEDARS has been working in the Southwest coastal area of Bangladesh in the district of Satkhira and Khulna. The area is poverty prone area most of the people living hand to mouth. Due to COVID lockdown, income scopes severely reduced. Day laborer, van puller, easy bike driver, transport worker, fisher man, Sundarban resource dependent people, tiger widows, women headed family, transgender group, people involved with small business, all the left behind family fallen in the food crisis due to reduce the daily income. In this situation, LEDARS has started to provide the food support for vulnerable households. 850 families got this support. In first phase LEDARS distributed food package to 350 families what contains rice 4 kg, Dal 1 kg, Soyabin Oil 1 Liter, 2 detergent soap and 500 gm salt. Another food package has been distributed to 500 families which contains rice 7 kg, Potato 3 kg, Dal 1 kg and 2 detergent soap.
The food distribution program has been inaugurated at 1st April 2020 by SM. Jaglul Haider, MP, Satkhira-4 when local public representatives, influential persons, journalist, political leaders and Executive Director of LEDARS were present. At the second day, Mr. Ataul Huque Dolon, Upazila Chairman, Shyamnagar Upazila was present and appreciated LEDARS initiatives. This food package has been distributed by financial assistance of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), UK Aid and LEDARS staff members own contribution. Besides this more 1560 food package is being ready and distribute soon.