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How do you score on Jeopardy in the history category? Let’s find out…
100 – The humanitarian organization that first began sending CARE packages.
What is the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (1945).
What is the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (present day).
Today the term “care package” has become a generic name for a gift you give full of gourmet goodies, handmade treats, or whatever you select.
200 – The first care package was sent during this major world event.
What is World War II.
Time travel back through American history with us to the year 1945—the year World War II ended. A food relief program was initiated by the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe in order to aid the starving survivors remaining in Europe. The first shipment of 20,000 carepackages arrived in Le Havre, France, on May 11, 1946.
300 – 4 of the 16 ingredients in the original carepackages.
What is beef in broth, steak and kidneys, egg powder, liver loaf, coffee, corned beef, luncheon loaf (e.g. Spam), bacon, chocolate, margarine, lard, raisins, honey, sugar, honey, whole-milk powder and fruit preserves.
Practical items took precedence over gourmet goodies in the first care packages.
400 – In 1996 this American museum was presented with a care package from the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere.
What is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
500 – This ingredient has always been included by American Carepackage and the first care packages.
What is love.
Send love. The ingredient that lasts for generations.
So what’s your Jeopardy score? You’re always a WINNER when you send a care package to someone you love and appreciate.
CARE package. Retrieved October 22, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CARE_Package.