It's a food reserve bank for the rainy day. Most of Bangladesh is a flood prone area, recently Bangladesh had a devastating flood and cyclone. Most of the underprivileged families already live “hand to mouth”, so when calamity strikes, their first route of survival leads to money lenders with high interest rate loans. The objective of the food bank is to provide food security during the time of calamity and in case of a food shortage during a bad harvest.
The Food Bank is under the Shobuz polly (Economic empowerment) project. Members of the Shobuz polly project deposit donations every month toward the food bank program.