In 1944, Clinton asked Dr. Henry Borsook, a Caltech biochemist, to develop a food supplement that would provide proper nutritional values while costing no more than five cents per meal. Clinton offered $5,000 of his own money to finance the research. In less than one year, Dr. Borsook had developed Multi-Purpose Food (MPF), a high-protein food supplement that could be made for just three cents per meal. This led to the founding of Meals for Millions as a not-for-profit organization in 1946. During the next ten years, 6.5 million pounds of MPF were distributed to relief agencies in 129 countries, including the United States.
Clinton was involved with anti-corruption politics in Los Angeles in the 1930s and ran for mayor in 1945.
Clifford E. Clinton was also owner of a restaurant chain named Clifton's, which still exists today in Los Angeles, CA.
- Ransom M. Callicott, partner with Clinton
- Meade McClanahan, Los Angeles manufacturer sued by Clinton for criminal libel
- Clifford Clinton - Clifton's Cafeteria
- William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi, History of Meals for Millions and Multi-Purpose Food - Soy Pioneers Around the World, Soyfoods Center, Lafayette, California (2004), accessed on January 2, 2011.
- Clifford Clinton - The Cafeteria Kid Who Toppled City Hall
- Clifford Clinton biography - SoyInfo Center
- Clifton’s Cafeteria Offers Food for Thought
- Chain restaurants: beans and bible verses (Dennett in San Francisco)
- Freedom from Hunger has a history of Meals for Millions
- Clifford Clinton at Find a Grave
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