The Chicago branch of the Woman's Peace Party suggests that pacifists work on food conservation, child welfare, better conditions for soldiers, a defense of civil rights and plans for financing the war.
Mead writes Addams about the hoped-for resolution of the disagreement of the New York branch of the Woman's Peace Party and about resignations from the Minimum Program Committee in protest of Louis Lochner's presence.
The Association of Collegiate Alumnae proposed various ways in which women may be included in the war effort and maintain ranks alongside men, primarily as nurses but as other medical specialists as well.
Addams critiques the prioritization of commerce over charity and describes the work of the United States Food Administration. Addams also describes her concern for food insecurity and the importance American farmers have in feeding the world. Addams gave the speech at the National Conference of Social Work on May 18, 1918.