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World War II on the home front: Rationing

Canned goods and ration points

Asking civilians to conserve food didn’t do enough, though, and a year into the war, the government began rationing . In early 1943, the Office of Price Administration introduced a system for rationing canned goods — which were needed for troops overseas and also used scarce metals. Each person had 48 points’ worth of ration stamps per month for canned, dried, and frozen foods.

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