NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The United States Government, through the Foreign Operations Administration, has made available to the Hadassah for distribution in Israel 1,169, 000 pounds of surplus food, Mrs. Herman Shulman, president of the women’s Zionist organization, announced here today.
Included in the shipment of food, which is already en route and is expected to arrive in Israel next Sunday, is 188,000 pounds of non-kosher beef which will be distributed to Christian and Arab institutions in Israel. In addition to this beef, the shipment consists of: 100,000 pounds of dried prunes, 100, 000 pounds of raisins, 100,000 pounds of shortening, 200,000 pounds of rice, 100,000 pounds of dry beans, 200,000 pounds of sugar, and 181,000 pounds of evaporated milk.
Freight charges involved in this operation will be borne by the FOA, Mrs. Shulman revealed, and the bags in which the food is distributed will be clearly marked with the insignia of the United States Government and Hadassah. Mrs. Raphael Tourover, Washington representative of Hadassah, who made arrangements for the gift, will fly to Israel on Friday to supervise its distribution.
The food, other than the non-kosher beef, will be distributed through a committee of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel and through the Youth Aliyah to hospitals, child-care and maternity centers, special camps and settlements.