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What’s in a food parcel?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food, as well as essential toiletries. We sometimes have fresh food, bread, etc where local businesses have donated it.
We will always have a conversation with you to discuss your preferences and if there are any other ways we can help you.

The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

A typical food parcel includes:

  • Breakfast cereal / porridge
  • Soup
  • Pasta / Rice / Noodles
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned beans
  • Tinned meat / tinned vegetarian option
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned vegetables and tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned pulses
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Jam
  • Biscuits / Snacks
  • Rice pudding
  • Long Life Milk
  • Juice / Squash
  • Toilet roll / Soap

Dietary requirements

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian. When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about an special dietary requirements you may have.

Through our conversation with you, we will see if you also need other toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby products, pet food or other cleaning or household products that we have had donated.

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