The program proved to have a positive effect on the economy of the country. The reforms gave hope and relief to millions who had been traumatized by Depression. The Relief Program came just in time, when voluntary agencies were running out of resources. The unemployed were facing malnutrition and other hardships in a country, where food and other essentials remained unsold. This was because, the people had lost their purchasing power and production had stopped. The New Deal also helped to revive U.S. Industries.