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Surplus U.S. Army Rations Used for Food Packages for Needy in Seven European Countries

Thirty-pound packages of necessities, each costing fifteen dollars, are now available through C.A.R.E. (Cooperative for American Remittance to Europe), a non-profit agency designed to help feed the needy people of Europe. The organization consists of 24 voluntary agencies, including the JDC.

The packages are exempt from foreign customs, duties and rationing regulations. They can be sent by Americans to friends in Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Poland and Holland. Each package consists of surplus U.S. Army 10-in-1 rations and provide an average of over 40,000 calories. It contains enough food for thirty meals on the basis of the high food values provided American soldiers during the war. Meat, cereals, jams, vegetables, sugar and candy, beverage powders, evaporated milk and preserved butter are included in each parcel, in addition to food, chewing gum, matches, toilet tissue, paper towels, scup, water purification tablets, can openers and similar items.

Application blanks are available at local banks in most communities and are being distributed by relief, fraternal, professional, social and religious organizations as well as cooperatives and labor unions. Alexander A. Landesco, comptroller of the JDC, is treasurer of C.A.R.E.

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