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  • Growing Up

After suffering malnutrition, the children welcomed the simple meals that they ate together – often prepared with ingredients that they grew themselves. Near East Relief orphanages strove to be self-supporting. This included producing as much food as possible to feed thousands of growing children. The focus was on the maximum number of calories at minimal cost per meal. The average cost was $0.05 per child per meal. Donations of food from America supplemented the orphanage meals.