List of typical contents of standard food parcels despatched from the packing centres of the organisation

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List of typical contents of standard food parcels despatched from the packing centres of the organisation

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List of food items. Gives account of how distributed, donations gratefully received, but parcels are provided for all prisoners whether contributions sent or not.

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WAR ORGANISATION
of the
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM.

PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT
St. James's Palace,
London, S.W.1.

[underlined] List of Typical Contents of Standard Food Parcels despatched
from the Packing Centres of the Organisation. [/underlined]

These parcels are addressed to the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva, for distribution among the prisoners of war. Donations towards their cost (approximately 10/- each) are most gratefully received by the Prisoners of War Department, St. James's Palace, London, S.W.1. Or by the Scottish Red Cross Society c/o Messrs. Mitchell & Smith, 163, West George St., Glasgow, C.2; but parcels are provided for all prisoners whether contributions are sent on their behalf or not.

1 Packet Biscuits, such as Ryebread, Service Ration, etc.
1 Box Cheese, such as Cheddar, Cheese and Celery, etc.
1 Packet Chocolate.
1 Tin Fish, such as Herrings, Pilchards, Salmon, Sardines, etc.
or 1 Tin Fruit, such as Peaches, Pears, etc.
or 1 Tin Pudding, such as Apple, Treacle, Creamed Rice, etc.
1 Tin Honey or Jam or Marmalade or Syrup.
1 Tin Margarine or Dripping.
1 Tin Cold Meat, such as Ham and Beef Roll, Galantine, Pressed Beef, etc.
1 Tin Hot Meat, such as Curried Mutton, Minced Steak, Steak and Kidney Pudding, etc.
1 Tin Milk, Condensed or Dried.
Tablet Soap, Unscented.
Packet Sugar.
Packet Tea.
Tin Vegetables, such as Beans, Peas, Spinach, etc.
Tin special Food with Ascorbic Acid (Containing Vitamin C), such as Blackcurrant Puree, Fruit Bars, Lemon Curd, etc.

[underlined] And one or more of the following: [/underlined]

Cocoa, Ovaltine, etc. Ginger Nuts, etc. Marmite, Yeatex, etc. Meat or Fish paste. Salt and other Condiments.
Sweets, such as Barley sugar, Butterscotch, Maltesers, etc. And other articles as available.

TOBACCO AND CIGARETTES ARE PACKED SEPARATELY EVERY, BUT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE PARCEL.

THE FOOD IN THIS PARCEL IS SPECIALLY PLANNED TO SUPPLY WHAT IS LACKING IN THE GERMAN CAMP RATIONS.

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British Red Cross society and order of St John of Jerusalem, “List of typical contents of standard food parcels despatched from the packing centres of the organisation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30630.

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