ROM provides baskets of food quarterly to those households that are assessed for malnutrition. The food basket is comprised of rice, beans, and corn-soya blend for porridge. The size of the basket is doubled for those households of more than 5 members. Food is particularly provided in the communities when students go on break, as they will not receive their daily school lunch during this time.
In 2015, 352 households with orphans and vulnerable children were supported with food, which benefited 1,791 secondary individuals.
For those child-headed and other vulnerable households that lack an adequate living space, ROM helps provide shelter through paying rent and/or providing construction materials for homes. ROM also runs a shelter at its Banda site, where those who most need can stay temporarily. In 2015, one grandmother-led and two child-headed households were supported to get shelter.