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Emergency food packages: what to expect

5th April 2019

A simple box of food makes a BIG difference to someone in crisis.

Our emergency packages provide three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food, helping to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

So what can you expect to receive in our packages?

A standard food package includes:

Item – Allocation (one person/family 5+)

  • Cereal – 1 small/1 large
  • Soup (can/packet) – 2 standard/6 standard
  • Beans/spaghetti in sauce – 1 standard/6 standard
  • Tomatoes/pasta sauce – 1 standard/ 6 standard
  • Vegetables – 1 standard/5 standard
  • Meat – 1 standard/4 standard
  • Or Vegetarian – 1 standard/2standard
  • Fish – 1 standard/5 standard
  • Fruit – 1 standard/3 standard
  • Rice Pudding/custard – 1 standard/3 standard
  • Sponge Pudding – -/2 standard
  • Biscuits – 1 small pk/1 large pk
  • Sugar – 250g/1kg
  • Pasta – 500g/2kg
  • Instant Mash – 1 pkt/2pkt
  • Tea or coffee – 40 bags/160 bags
  • Juice – 1 carton/1 carton
  • Milk UHT/powder – 1 carton/pkt – 3 cartons/1 pkt
  • Sauces – 1 pkt/1 pkt
  • Chocolate/snacks – 1/3
  • Jam – -/1

For more information on how our food bank works, read here.

 

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