This is a picture of an abandoned farm that was covered in dust in the area of the Dust Bowl in 1936. The Dust Bowl was a cause of the Great Depression because it ruined farmer’s land so they couldn’t eat or make money.
Local charities or groups organized many early soup kitchens, but the enormous need for relief prompted increased involvement from state and federal officials. There were too many people that needed food, and not enough people who were able to help so government officials became involved.
This song is called “I Ain’t Got No Home” by Woody Guthrie and it is about being homeless and the Great Depression.