I continue to be very skeptical of the Quakers’ role in all of this. I can’t help but think about them weighing children to decide who gets food and linking it to school lunches and standardized test scores. As I’ve come to understand from @jenlake, Hoover’s ties to Belgium and uranium and finance and Stanford - he was raised a Quaker, too. No. 136: Herbert Hoover
In case you haven’t already read my PFS / child hunger piece. Not just Quakers - LDS also in the mix.
@jenlake Hoover handed a bunch of money over to the American Friends Service Committee to feed German children after WWI - 1918. I know all that time he was literally “hoovering” up documents in Europe to take to his new library at Stanford. I’m just starting to sense that these “peace” NGOs could have been more about more that it appeared on the surface. Both AFSC and Carnegie Peace Endowment. Warmth and sweetness: the beginnings of a postwar feeding program in Germany | American Friends Service Committee