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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
  • Tea or coffee
  • Sugar
  • UHT milk
  • UHT fruit juice
  • Soup
  • Pasta or rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned meat or fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned baked beans, tomatoes and/or pasta
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned rice pudding or custard
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks

Dietary requirements

When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about an special dietary requirements or food preferences you may have.  Our foodbank will try to adapt your food parcel to meet any dietary needs, and we will always try to give you food that you like and can eat.

We also often have some toiletries and household products to give as well, so please come with large shopping bags or a wheelie shopping trolley so you can get it all home!

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