Distributing Surplus in Arizona

Still struggling from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, many people across the U.S. barely survived from day-to-day.   The government created services to help with small food and goods allotments each month.

On the specified date and place, they would gather to give their name to the government worker who would in turn give them their allotted share, which was typically carried home in a gunny sack as seen in this October 1940 scene in Saint Johns, Arizona.

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