Setting up a non-profit enterprise (1945–47)
in The NGO CARE and food aid From America, 1945–80
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In late 1945, CARE was officially incorporated under the name Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe, Inc., as a non-profit organization. Created by a group of people from very diverse organizational backgrounds, CARE was designed to have a visible impact on the overall amount of material relief delivered to Europe. It was most notably the American Relief Administration of the First World War headed by Herbert Hoover that served as a blueprint for CARE both in terms of operating schemes and of generating publicity. By early 1946 CARE was ready to purchase 2.8 million 10-in-1 rations containing "rich, concentrated food products, reflecting American dietary habits and the needs of soldiers in the field. In May 1946 President Truman asked his Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, to set up a new Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, comprised of outstanding citizens.


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