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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 or coffee
  • Sugar
  • 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 talk to your referral agency, please let them know about an special dietary requirements you may have. They will then pass this information on to the Foodbank.


Fresh Food Vouchers

Because the food that we store at the foodbook is, of necessity, long life food, our foodbank also provides separate Fresh Food Cards. For clients using the Malmesbury Centre these cards will be for the Coop Supermarkets, and for the Cricklade Centre, these cards will be for the Tesco Express in the High Street.

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