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Meals for Millions Foundation Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Meals for Millions Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the prevention of starvation, was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1946 as a means of producing and distributing "Multi-Purpose Food", a nutrient-rich, nonperishable food suitable for mass feeding at the lowest possible cost. Multi-Purpose Food (MPF) was developed in three formulas to meet the needs of many different cultures: spicy for meat based diets; unseasoned for grain, non-meat, diets; and Formula C, unseasoned containing milk solids for infant nutrition. Recipes utilizing MPF were disseminated in many languages, enabling local populations to reproduce the diets they were accustomed to by substituting MPF for scarce meat, eggs and other protein sources. MPF was also distributed in the United States to Native Americans living in poverty.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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