A Rationed Trip Though the Archives – Food Shortages

When the Orono Times first went to press, it was at the end of the depression and the start of the Second World War. During the depression doing without was just what was done, and so when food rationing was first introduced by the Wartime Prices and Trade Board in January 1942, not having a full belly would have been somewhat familiar territory for most. Everything from staple pantry items to dairy and meat were limited to ensure that the Allied war efforts could be supported with needed supplies. Today, we are going to look at the impact of food rationing through the war years.

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