We’ve designed the Ration Challenge to reflect, as closely as we can, what it’s like to eat rations as a Syrian refugee in Jordan. You are able to eat the food rations in your ration box, rice and flour from two provided food coupons and any rewards you earn. The food pack contains: rice – 15oz, lentils – 6oz , dried chickpeas – 3oz, canned sardines – 3.75oz, canned kidney beans – 15.5oz, vegetable oil – 12oz.
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 organizations 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 3lbs 3oz of rice and 14oz of plain flour and add these to your week’s rations.