Our Rationale For A Day Of Rations

Alex is doing the Act for Peace Ration Challenge again this year during Refugee Week.

In his words

I am taking the Act for Peace Ration Challenge during Refugee Week and opening my eyes to what it’s like for refugees to survive on rations. From 18-25 June I will be eating the same rations as a Syrian refugee – just a small amount of rice, lentils, chick peas, sardines, oil and kidney beans. That’s it. No meat, coffee or alcohol. Please sponsor me to take this challenge, and donate whatever you can. The money you give will help provide urgently needed food rations, healthcare, and education to help give Syrian refugees the strength they need to cope. It will also help many other refugees around the world to build safe, just and dignified lives, now and in the future. Thank you in advance for being so generous. It means so much to us, and you’ll be making a big difference to refugees in desperate need.

So, of course, both Chris and I supported him financially in his fundraising but today we are also going to limit ourselves to ration portions for the day. So, both Chris and I will eat only what you see here – and, yes, this is for both of us, for the entire day.


This is it. Rice, a tiny tin of tuna, kidney beans, lentils, a little bit of oil, and two black tea bags. No meat, no fruit, no vegetables, no juice, no alcohol. NO COFFEE!

We’re doing this today to help us to understand the plight of refugees, but also as a show of support for Alex. We are both so proud of the principled, aware, and generous man he has become. And, we wish him good luck on his challenge – not sure we can do this for a day so I am sure an entire week would be tough.

Living on this for an indeterminable amount of time would be tougher still.

If you can help donate to his cause just click on the first link above.


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