Very few of us growing up in Australia have ever had to make our weekly meals out of meagre rations. During Refugee Week our students in Year 10 Food Technology have taken up the challenge to cook with these rations and see exactly how much they would be given to survive on if they were ever forced to leave their homes and live in a refugee camp while waiting to see where their new life might begin.
The boys followed the recipe booklet to make meals out of the basic legumes, rice, flour, oil and sardines allocated. While tasty, they all agreed that to live on these weekly rations, especially year after year, would be quite monotonous and certainly not as filling as the amounts of food we consume safe in Australia.
The Challenge was coordinated by Act for Peace, the international humanitarian agency of the National Council of Churches. When students signed up, they got the box of rations as well as all the instructions for cooking ideas and how parents can support them. The money raised provided emergency food, healthcare and life-saving support for refugees and displaced communities around the world. #rationchallengeAU