Surplus army rations will feed the homeless
Unused army ration packs are to be given to charities supporting the homeless and lunch groups for the elderly, the Government has announced. The Ministry of Defence says up to 20,000 unused ‘‘operational ration packs’’ will be donated over the next few years. The military will provide the packs to FareShare, a charity that distributes food to nearly 10,000 charities across Britain, including homeless hostels and lunch groups for the elderly. The ration packs include items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each pack provides 4,000 calories.