A volunteer food nutritionist designed our parcel contents with careful consideration to salt, sugar and protein content. The nutritionist lived off a parcel for a week and the experiment has since been repeated by our Operations Manager. See here for her findings.
Up to four parcels can be requested at a time (each containing a weeks’ worth of food). If more are required beyond this, a repeat referral can be made.
All new clients receive a call from us to see whether any further support is needed and where possible, we signpost to other organizations who may be able to help.
‘Best Before’ and ‘Use By’ dates
The ‘Best Before’ date on food, sometimes shown as BBE (best before end), is about quality and not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. Its flavour and texture might not be as good.
The ‘Use By’ date is marked on foods that shouldn’t be consumed after a particular date for health or safety reasons. One Can Trust does not provide food in food parcels past its ‘Use By’ date.
Did you know?
WRAP, one of the world’s leading sustainability charities, provides guidance stating that many items may be safely consumed months or even years past their ‘Best Before’ dates. Click here for further information. Despite this guidance, One Can Trust has taken the stance to not give out items past their ‘Best Before’ date for the majority of food in its parcels; we don’t want to worry anyone who may not know what these dates mean.
One Can Trust is working closely with the social enterprise, RaisingNutrition, to improve nutrition standards. We have already taken steps to achieve this as part of our journey to receiving RaisingNutrition accreditation, hopefully in the coming year.
Based on RaisingNutrition’s advice, One Can Trust is working hard to raise the nutritional value of its parcels as well as the food provided at its other services, such as Hills Café. For more information, read here
One Can aims to support people in eating a healthier diet as per the
The Eatwell Guide (publishing.service.gov.uk)