Humanitarian Daily Ration, #5


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Humanitarian Daily Ration, #5

Collection Item Summary:

Humanitarian Daily Ration

Rations like these were delivered by USAF C-17 cargo planes during the war on terrorism in Afghanistan. From the very first day, the Afghan people were targets of a monumental campaign directed at relieving hardship and creating good will toward the United States. Several different types of meals were produced but all were culture-sensitive allowing all religious groups to benefit from the contents.

Collection Item Long Description:

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Physical Description

  • Plastic bag containing Humanitarian Daily Ration "Menu #5"
  • Contents:
  • Lentil Stew, Peas in tomato Sauce, Fig bar, Strawberry jam, Peanut Butter, Vegetable Biscuits, Fruit Pastry, Shortbread Cookie, and a utensil packet containing plastic spoon, napkin, sugar packet, pepper packet, moist towelette and a book of matches.
  • Opened for photography

Credit Line

Transferred from the United States Air Force.


plasitcs, paper, cardboard, foil, food contents


3-D: 20.3 x 15.2 x 5.1cm (8 x 6 x 2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories