We’ll send out ration packs to all Challengers who have signed up and got their first donation by 28 May. That’s to give us time to post you your pack. If you get your first donation after this date, you can still take part in the Challenge, but you’ll need to buy your own rations.
You may get a shock when you first open your ration box – it’s not much for a week! It contains:
Rice – 420g
Lentils – 170g
Dried chick peas – 85g
Tinned sardines – 125g
Tinned kidney beans – 400g
Vegetable oil – 300ml
Tip: If you are vegetarian or vegan, or have a food allergy, you can substitute any items you can’t eat for an alternative ingredient (use the same weight) e.g. swap sardines for tofu.
And don’t forget your coupons!
As well as the food in your ration pack, you’ll also find two food ‘coupons’ for additional rice and flour. They’re representative of the coupons many refugees are given by the UN or other organisations that can be exchanged in local shops for essential staple foods, such as rice and flour. To recreate your refugee experience, you’ll need to buy an additional 1.5kg of rice and 400g of plain flour and add these to your week’s rations.