We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, please give in-date non-perishable food. Click here to download our shopping list 

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Trussell Trust foodbanks

The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 400 foodbanks in the network. Find out about our national network here

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Coleford Distribution Centre

Monday's:  2pm - 4pm

Thursday's:  9am - 11am

 

Find us at:

Roman Catholic Church Hall

4 High Nash

Coleford

Gloucestershire

GL16 8HN

 

Cinderford Distribution Centre

Tuesday's: 10am - 12pm

Friday's: 9.30am - 11.30am

 

Find us at:

Forest Community Church,

Station St,

Cinderford,

GL14 2JT

 

Lydney Distribution Centre

Wednesday's: 2pm - 4pm

Saturday's: 10am - 12pm - New time as from Saturday 1st February 2014

 

Find us at:

Lydney Christian Fellowship Church

Swan Road,

Lydney,

GL15 5RU 

 

For enquiries contact us 

info@theforest.foodbank.org.uk

Facebook Page

07775 265263

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Real stories

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Budget recipes by leading chefs

Get some tips from the UK's leading chefs on how to cook tasty food on a budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget recipes written by top chefs from the BBC, please click on any of the recipes below, this will open a new window:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bangers and mash with onion gravy and peas

 

 

Bean and rice burrito

 

 

Beef and pea pilaf

 

 

Budget roast chicken and lentils

 

 

Chicken cacciatore with potatoes

 

 

Chilli con carne with rice and yoghurt

 

 

Corned beef hash with fried egg

 

 

Cottage pie

 

 

Easy spaghetti bolognese

 

 

Flatbread pizza with pepperoni courgette and onion

 

 

Homemade falafels with slad and pitta bread

 

 

Lasagne

 

 

Leek and egg salad mushrooms and crusty bread

 

 

Meatball and pearl barley stew

 

 

Minestrone

 

 

Mushroom stroganoff with rice

 

 

One-pot chicken and spicy rice

 

 

Onion and thyme tart

 

 

Onion soup with Gruyère croutons

 

 

Peas-à-la-français with poached eggs and toast

 

 

Penne and sausage pasta bake

 

 

Pork-stuffed cabbage rolls

 

 

Root vegetable Thai curry

 

 

Sausage and butterbean casserole with herby crumb topping

 

 

Sausage and lentil soup

 

 

South-East Asian vegetable and egg-fried rice

 

 

Spaghetti and meatballs

 

 

Spaghetti carbonara

 

 

Spiced North-African style eggs with homemade flatbread

 

 

Spiced tuna patties with crushed black olives and spring onion flatbread

 

 

Sweet potato and chickpea curry

 

 

Sweetcorn fritters with crispy bacon and tomatoes

 

 

Toad in the hole with onion gravy and garlic cabbage

 

 

Tomato and herb tarte tatin with a green salad

 

 

Tuna rocket and lemon pasta

 

 

Turkey and vegetable stew

 

 

Vegetarian Lancashire hotpot

 

 

West Country gratin

 

 

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