SAMARTH (Society for Advancement of Resourceless by Training & Handholding), a local NGO working in Uttar Pradesh, registered under the I-CAN Network, decided to provide for assistance to the poor workers and labourers hit by the Covid induced lockdown. In their food distribution drive, Mr Pravesh Dwivedi, the head of the NGOs met with an old lady who had not had food for quite some time. She used to sell lemons from the local food market to sustain herself, but couldn’t do that in the lockdown. The NGO decided to help and provided her with a ration kit having 5 kg wheat flour, 5 kg rice, 2.5 kg yellow lentil, 1 kg salt, and 200 ml of mustard oil. So far, they have helped 750 such people in need.