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What’s in a food parcel?

Our foodbank normally aims to provide seven days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food. We also provide toiletries, baby items and pet food when we can.

The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least seven 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
  • Toilet rolls, washing detergent and washing-up liquid
  • Baby items where requested
  • Food for pets where possible
  • You will be invited to select your own toiletries, and baby food if appropriate.

 We rely on all these things being donated, so occasionally we may not have an item you would like to receive.  We will usually give a ‘substitute’ where appropriate.

Dietary requirements

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten-free, lactose-free or vegetarian. When you come to the Foodbank , a volunteer will chat to you about any special dietary requirements you may have.

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