A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Federal Surplus Relief Corporation

Federal Surplus Relief Corporation Following criticism of destruction by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) of farm commodities while hunger was widespread in the Great Depression, the AAA established this agency in October 1933 to buy agricultural surpluses for distribution to the needy. The corporation coordinated the transfer of excess foodstuffs from the Agriculture Department to the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and then to state relief agencies. The program was dismantled in November 1935, but revived as the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, which launched the first program for food stamps. It served as the earliest precedent for direct federal involvement in maintaining healthy diets among the poor and schoolchildren.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Federal Surplus Relief Corporation," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPVIH8IVXFD96YZ.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Federal Surplus Relief Corporation." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPVIH8IVXFD96YZ.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Federal Surplus Relief Corporation' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CPVIH8IVXFD96YZ.