The National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization (Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt) conducted an annual winter drive (Winterhilfswerk) with the slogan “None shall starve nor freeze.” Although the program was established before the Nazi’s rise to power, Hitler claimed credit for the program.

Providing food, clothing, coal, and other items to economically disadvantaged Germans, the program ran from from  October through March until the end of the war. Similar initiatives were started in other countries in German-occupied Europe.