Kelly toughs it out with Act for Peace Ration Challenge

SLIM PICKINGS: Kelly Hartley with the weekly rations she was allowed to have as she raised money for refugees.
SLIM PICKINGS: Kelly Hartley with the weekly rations she was allowed to have as she raised money for refugees.

BURNING a meal's worth of split peas is normally not a big deal.

But when you are doing the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and your meal amounts are severely limited, it can be a devastating affair.

This is what Casino's Kelly Hartley recently experienced as she underwent the challenge to raise money for Burmese refugees.

"The challenge is to eat like a Burmese refugee for one week to add awareness to their plight on the Thai border," she said.

"Any money I raise goes to Act for Peace to help the refugees."

For seven days last week Ms Hartley lived on the following rations:

  • 3 ½kg rice
  • 250g fortified flour (rice plus soy flour)
  • 280g split peas
  • 40g salt
  • 155g protein (Ms Hartley chose tofu as she doesn't eat fish, the only other protein allowed) and
  • 125ml of vegetable oil

Now it's understandable why burning your split peas is so dramatic.

"That was a whole meal gone and I couldn't replace it," Ms Hartley said.

To donate visit rationchallenge.everydayhero.com/au/kelly.



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