Visiting a food bank is often the last resort, so we try to make it as easy as possible and check that you have all you need.
The Welcome Centre provides packs of food, toiletries, bedding, household items, pet food and small electricals. It’s important to us that our packs suit the needs of the individual or families receiving them. Our food packs are nutritious and contain a variety of foods. These include tinned and packet foods alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, meat or vegetarian options.
When you get referred, tell us what your needs are, so we can make your pack just right for you. For example, we can offer packs that are
- Dairy or wheat-free
- Allergy based
- Without foods you don’t like or struggle to eat
- You'll have enough food for 7 days which will make a variety of filling meals.
An example of a single food pack without additional dietary requirements
- Tinned soup and packet soup
- Tinned meals such as chilli, curry, minced beef
- Pasta, rice or noodles with cooking sauce
- Longlife milk
- Fresh or tinned fruit
- Baked beans
- Biscuits, cakes and rice pudding
- Fresh or tinned vegetables including potatoes
- Bread and butter
- Tinned fish
- Peanut butter
- Microwave rice or pasta pot
The food packs we give out contain enough food for seven days.
We try to provide a good quantity of nutritious, high-quality food in our food packs, and tailor each pack to meet people’s dietary requirements and preferences. We believe in respecting people's food choices no matter what financial predicament they find themselves in.
We're more than just a food bank.
We offer clients advocacy, guidance and support to help them address any underlying or ongoing issues which prevent them from getting back on their feet. You can find out more about the additional support we provide here
As an independent, local charity, we rely on the support of local people like you; please help us if you can.