ASA, a non-government organisation, is set to provide food assistance to 1.5 lakh poor families to help them fight the coronavirus.
Around 20,000 families in Dhaka and 1.3 lakh families in other parts of the country will receive the food assistance, said a press release.
ASA will spend Tk12 crore for the aid that includes 1kg rice, 2kg lentil and potato each, 1kg edible salt and one litre cooking oil for each family.
Besides, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic, the organisation will distribute 10 lakh leaflets.
Amid socio-economic volatilities in rural Bangladesh, ASA was born in 1978 at a remote village named Tapra under the then Manikganj sub-division about 80 kilometres away from Dhaka with a mission to the welfare of the poor.
The organisation has 6.8 million clients in its 3,073 branches around the country.
So far, it has disbursed more than Tk26,000 crore to the rural poor in the country.