During the Depression, Harold Oliver’s family achieved food security by growing and raising almost all of the food they ate. Every member of the family helped with the planting, tending and harvesting of the garden produce. The Missouri family also raised chickens for eggs and meat and had a milk cow to supply them with all of their dairy needs. In fall they slaughtered three hogs for ham and sausage. Despite not having much money, the family was rich in the food they all helped to grow and raise.