At the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda in March 2020 and the consequent country lockdown, we set up a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Assistance Fund for households most affected by the lockdown in Kampala and Wakiso districts. A vast majority of low-income people who live hand-to-mouth in the community where we operate faced starvation because all economic activities were closed down and people ordered to stay at home. Uganda instituted the strictest lockdown measures in East Africa. People were beginning to go hungry because of lack of food. We mobilized donations and supported 450 individuals with relief food supplies and emergency healthcare supplies, focusing on the most vulnerable populations in our community, and these are women, children and elderly.