Wartime Rations

Issued by the Ministry of Food


The following listing is for one adult (children receive half) per week:


Bacon and ham (3-4 slices/rashers) 4 oz

Other meats – 2 small chops

Butter 2 oz

Cheese 2 oz

Margarine 4 oz

Cooking fat 4 oz

Milk 3 pints

Plus 1 packet dried milk per month

Sugar 8 oz

Preserves every two months 1 lb

Tea 2 oz

Egg (shell egg) 1

Plus 1 packet dried egg per month</