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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 vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea
  • Biscuits
  • Snacks

Dietary requirements

Our foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian. When you are issued a food voucher, they will ask about any special dietary requirements you may have.


Additional items often available:

  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary and Incontinence Products
  • Nappies and Baby Wipes
  • Baby Food
  • Essential Household Cleaning Items
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Pet Food (cat and dog only)

volunteer adding toiletries to food parcel

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