You also serve -- you who farm, you who pray and sacrifice. Parents are responsible for the safekeeping and use of their children's War Ration Book.
Each person was allowed a certain amount of points weekly with expiration dates to consider. Americans received their first ration cards in May 1942. Others planted "Victory Gardens" to conserve food.
The following is a set of instructions that came with every ration book: Cottage cheese took on a new significance as a substitute for meat, with sales exploding from 110 million pounds in 1930 to 500 million pounds in 1944. Thirty percent of all cigarettes produced were allocated for service men, making cigarettes a scarce commodity on the home front by 1944.
Joseph Rishel. Across the country 8000 rationing boards were created to administer these restrictions.
In the spring of 1942, the Food Rationing Program was set into motion. All these things were rationed, which meant you were only allowed to buy a small amount even if you could afford more.
By 1944, whisky had disappeared from liquor store shelves as distilleries converted to the production of industrial alcohol. Ration stamps became a kind of currency with each family being issued a "War Ration Book.
You also serve -- you who stand behind the plow, pledged to feed the Soldier, the Worker, the Ally, and, with God's help, all the hungry victims of this war! This book is the property of the United States Government.
Their efforts also included scrap drives, taking factory jobs, goods donations and other similar projects to assist those on the front. The government found it necessary to ration food, gas, and even clothing during that time.
Then there were the food manufacturers who took advantage of the wartime shortages to flaunt their patriotism to their profit. Life resumed as normal and the consumption of meat, butter, and sugar inevitably rose. In order to obtain a later book, the first book must be turned in. A bas relief panel has an image of men and women working on a farm chafing wheat.