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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 or vegetarian. When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about an special dietary requirements you may have.


At Stamford foodbank we also aim to provide you with basic toiletries such as soap and shampoo. If you require nappies we will do our best to provide these.

Pet Food

We do keep a small stock of cat food and dog food and try to provide this when needed.


Please note that we can only provide what has been donated to us. Sometimes it is not possible for us to supply these items to clients.

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