Red Cross Parcels

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact is:-

On 12 April 1912 Clara Barton died (born Dec 25, 1821).  Founder of the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross food parcels were, and still are, the salvation of many a person in disaster stricken areas.

Red cross food parcel old.PNG

These days the emphasis is on much more wholesome food, and the rapid pace at which these parcels can be distributed means that they can included fresh fruit and vegetables.

Costing around ten shillings (UK) in the 1940’s, the packages now cost around ten pounds (UK).

There are also no cigarettes and no chocolate in the current Red Cross parcels.



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