Red Cross workers preparing to dispense food, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1932.
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Red Cross worker hands a jar of food to a man. A woman holding a cross sign sits in a car.

Credit: Courtesy of Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

During the Great Depression, the Red Cross stepped up its relief efforts across the country, distributing food and clothing, and recruiting volunteer nurses and doctors to conduct physicals and provide care to families and children in need.

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