Sur­plus army ra­tions will feed the home­less

The Timaru Herald - - WORLD -

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.

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