COMMISSION FOR RELIEF IN
STORY OF THE FLOUR
THE HOOVER EXHIBIT
The Hoover exhibit highlights the important work that Herbert Hoover did during
WW I in saving the Belgian people from starvation.
Hoover created an organization, the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB)
that became, in effect, an independent republic of relief, with its own
flag, navy, factories, mills and railroads. Its $12-million-a-month
budget was supplied by voluntary donations and government grants.