During the existence of the agency, from 1917 to 1920, the USFA stabilized prices in a wartime economy and supplied food aid for European reconstruction.
Citizens were asked to grow vegetables in home and school gardens all over America. The people of Pullman responded enthusiastically.
Mina Winkle came to the Pullman Factory to instruct Pullman residents and employees about preserving food. Mrs. Mina C. Winkle was from Newark, New Jersey. She was the President of the Woman's Political Union of New Jersey for 8 years, Head of Lecture Bureau of Food Administration.