Clifford Clinton

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Clifford E. Clinton[1] (August 3, 1900 – November 20, 1969) was a California restaurateur who founded Meals for Millions,[2] one of two parent organizations of Freedom from Hunger, in 1946.

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.[3]

Clifford E. Clinton was also owner of a restaurant chain named Clifton's, which still exists today in Los Angeles, CA.

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