U.S. Sends Chanukah Gift Parcels to Needy Persons in Israel

Needy persons in Israel will receive Chanukah gift parcels from 100,000 pounds of surplus foodstuffs made available by the United States Foreign Operations Administration, and provided through the efforts of the National Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans.

The packages were secure at the nominal cost of fifty cents per 15-pound package. will be sent aboard two ships.

The packages were provided under the United States Government’s “Share the Holiday” program, a plan for aiding underprivileged persons to enjoy the December holiday season abroad. In Israel the gifts take the form of “Chanukah” presents, while the Christmas spirit is emphasized elsewhere. The program was conceived as a means of aiding the needy and at the same time unloading surplus foods which have caused huge storage charges. Each package will contain rice, flour, cheese, beans, and cottonseed oil.

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