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What’s in a food parcel?

Our foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food.

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 fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Fruit Juice/Squash
  • UHT (long life) milk
  • Jam/Peanut Butter
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks

At the foodbank centre we can also provide fresh milk, cheese, bread and spread from our freezers.

We also provide non-food essentials, e.g. toilet rolls, personal hygiene items, household cleaning items.

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 discuss with you about any special dietary requirements you may have and any extra items, e.g. baby food, you may need.

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