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What’s in a food parcel?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food. When available, we can also offer toiletries, nappies, and other personal items. Sometimes we even have clothing - please feel free to ask as clothing is not always on display.

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 cereals
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned beans
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks and deserts
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Loo roll

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.

We regularly have bread, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby products, pet food, cleaning products and some clothing available too.

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