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What’s in a food parcel?

Our foodbank currently provides seven days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food, and essential toiletries.

The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contain sufficient nutrition for three days’ worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

We’re currently giving 7-day food supplies, to help people for longer during the pandemic – and because we can, because we’re delivering food supplies to people’s homes (otherwise it would be too heavy to carry home!).

A typical food parcel includes:

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Soup
  • Pasta, rice and/or noodles
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned meat (unless vegetarian or halal)
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned or dried beans, pulses, lentils
  • Tea or coffee
  • Long-life milk and juice
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks
  • Basic toiletries, including loo roll, hand wash, laundry tablets and washing up liquid. We can also provide toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary products, nappies and baby milk, shampoo, deodorant etc – just let us know what you need when we call you.

Dietary requirements

Our foodbank can adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, if you need gluten free, halal or vegetarian – or food suitable for someone who is diabetic. When one of our team calls you to arrange delivery, they’ll ask you about any special dietary requirements you may have. Please do let them know – we want you to have the food you and your family need.

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