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Contents of the CARE package

Contents being removed from the CARE package when it was opened in 1995

CARE Package
1962

"Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe"
CARE, an acronym of "Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe," began its emergency food relief at the end of World War II. As other wars, floods, and famines occurred, CARE's mandate expanded, and the organization delivered more than 100 million of its familiar grocery packages around the world. This CARE package contains macaroni, cornmeal, Carnation Instant Mix for Chocolate Flavored Drink, and nonfat dried milk. Although the package was never sent overseas, the paper insert reads, "August 6, 1962. Greetings from the men of the U.S.S. Lake Champlain."

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Acquired, 1996
13.5" high x 12" wide x 9" deep
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