Unused Military Ration Packs To Be Donated To Charity

The 12-hour Operational Ration Pack (ORP), issued to British soldiers in Afghanistan (Picture: MOD)

Thousands of unused military ration packs are to be donated to charities over the next few years.

The Ministry of Defence will provide operational ration packs to FareShare, a charity who distributes food to nearly 10,000 UK charities, including community groups, homeless hostels and lunch groups for the elderly.

The ration packs are enough to sustain ten soldiers for a 24 hour period and include items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, such as porridge, sausages, baked beans, pasta and rice.

Each pack contains nutritionally balanced meals, providing 4,000 calories to sustain an active person over a 24-hour period.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said: "Ration packs help provide nutritionally balanced meals to our Armed Forces on operations around the world.

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