Addams discusses the food situation in Europe as a grim specter over any attempts at peace. This speech was delivered as part of the Social Welfare Conference at the Elm Street Church in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Addams and Hamilton detail in full their trip to Germany and Austria for the Society of Friends, on the matter of food and relief distribution. Descriptions include lack of food in urban areas, lack of medical care for children, and a shortage of milk. They request more funds for post-war work from the American Friends Relief Committee.