The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented consequences all over the world. Sri Lanka as a developing country also experienced an adverse impact with the lockdown situation that has affected each social stratum. The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Sri Lanka’s economy are already visible. The World Bank predicts Sri Lanka is heading for a major recession, with the economy contracting by up to three per cent in 2020. Seven per cent of the household heads totally lost their employment. Renaissance Sri Lanka’s project for ‘Emergency Food Assistance for Families affected by the COVID – 19 Pandemic’ was initiated to assist the families to mitigate the impacts of the crisis. The first distribution started in March 2021.