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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: PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS LIST AS A SHOPPING LIST see ‘Give help-Donate food

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tea or coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Milk
  • Snacks/treats such as a small bar of chocolate

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 a special dietary requirement you may have.

Hygiene products

At Stretford we also provide basic hygiene products (if in stock):

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Safety razor
  • Female hygiene products
  • Deodorants
  • Nappies


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