"… even a single date was sufficient."
Abu Bakr Ibn Hafs narrated from ‘Abdullah that his father, ‘Aamir Ibn Rabi’a (رضي الله عنه) said: “Sometimes, Allah’s messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) would send us on a mission, and the entire detachment will have a mere small bag of dried dates as its provisions. We used to divide the contents of the bags between us, a handful of dried dates for each person until we had nothing but a single dried date which we kept in the bag for later.”
‘Abdullah became puzzled and asked his father, “And what would a single date do for an entire detachment?”
‘Aamir replied, “My dear son, dont say that! Sometimes when we were struck by extreme hunger, we even had to divide the last date among ourselves and by Allah’s grace, even a single date was sufficient”.
Hilyatul awliya and Ibn Katheer said the chain is good