The stock market crash of 1929 put many companies out of business and a lot of people without jobs. In this image many unemployed people line up for food rations because they cannot pay for it themselves.
Unemployed citizens receiving rations from federal charities, local charities could not keep up with food demand from the unemployed.
https://www.archives.gov/files/education/lessons/fdr-fireside/images/chat-01.gif Fireside chat on the recovery program
The stock market crash of 1929 caused many people to be unemployed and lose most of their money just to survive. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the president during the time, put many laws into working order to try to help some of the American citizens. “More than 16 million shares were sold. The value of most shares fell sharply, leaving financial ruin and panic in its wake.” http://library.eb.com/levels/youngadults/article/Great-Depression/274639