Coca-Cola, along with its partner CARE Bangladesh, is supporting over 50,000 people of disadvantaged communities with a month’s food ration to help them address the current COVID-19 hardships.
This distribution is part of Coca-Cola’s commitment of Taka 11.5 crore to support the government’s ongoing efforts against COVID-19, a joint press release said, reports BSS.A four-day relief distribution programme, which commenced before Eid al- Fitr, will continue till May 23 next to cover major COVID-19 outbreak hotspots in the country, including Dhaka, Gazipur, Mymensingh and Cumilla.
The relief programme began in Dhaka today where 1,000 families consisting of 4,000 beneficiaries received relief goods.
Households were provided with a month’s food packages, ‘dignity kits’ for women and adolescent girls along with personal hygiene materials like facial masks, soaps, and detergent, to meet their immediate needs and help them get through the most difficult times.
The first day’s distribution programme was attended by Elias Uddin Mollah, Member of Parliament of Dhaka-16 constituency. Taijul Islam Chowdhury Bappi, councilor of ward 6, DNCC, was present.