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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 or rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned beans
  • Tinned meat and fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Long life milk
  • Long life fruit Juice
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks

Other items given when available include:

  •  Baby Food
  • Nappies/wipes
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Shower gel/soap
  • Shampoo
  • Tampons/pads
  • Dog or cat food

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.

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