“Ration Challenge”, Proprietor Alex Lennon

Fellow proprietors, I have committed to undertake “The Ration Challenge” this year from 13th to 19th June.

During this time I will eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan.

I am doing this because I feel I am lucky to live a comfortable life here in the UK, I have a fulfilling job that pays the bills and I eat (and drink!) very well.

I’d like to give something back and I’d like to understand the lived experience of refugees a little better.

That said I am quite worried as to whether I will be able to get through this. As you can see from the photo below it’s not a lot!

I will be able to eat

  • The contents of your ration pack and 330ml of (self-supplied) vegetable oil
  • The additional rice and flour from your ‘coupons’
  • Any rewards you’ve earned (e.g. a spice, salt, a vegetable)
  • A multi-vitamin (optional)

I’d be very grateful for any sponsorship or support at the challenge page here https://www.rationchallenge.org.uk/alex-lennon

I am also intending to keep a daily diary as I move into this challenge which you might find of interest!

Kind Regards,

Alex J. Lennon