Your food parcel will contain a minimum of three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food. The parcel may contain staples such as pasta, rice, tinned vegetables, tea/coffee, UHT milk and biscuits.
If you have any specific dietary requirements, tell one of the foodbank volunteers and they will be able to help find the items that are suitable for you.
If you are concerned that you can’t afford to heat the food in the parcel once you get home, speak to one of the foodbank volunteers. They can help find some items that don’t need heating before eating. Some foodbanks are also providing specific no-need-to-heat parcels.
The food parcels are designed to support you in the short term and aren’t meant to be a substitute for your day-to-day diet.