As part of our commitment to help our community, reduce food waste, improve the environment, and tackle food poverty, The Parish Trust offer lucky dip food bags every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 5:30pm (apart from bank holidays) for a suggested donation of £3.00.*
What is a lucky dip food bag?
A lucky dip food bag is a mixture of ambient and chilled foods that are deemed to be excess for our food hub, and may go to waste.
How much food do you get in a food bag?
On average, every bag has at least £15.00 worth of food in it.
Is this food donated by members of the general public?
No. The food we put into our food bags come from large suppliers and distributors. All public donations of food go into our food parcels which are given out through The CARE Project
Who is eligible to get a lucky dip food bag?
Anyone is eligible to receive a Bag a Bargain lucky dip food bag from us.
How do I order one?
Those wishing to get a food bag must come in person to The Parish Trust from 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. Bags are given on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number each week and we close once they're all gone, so please come quickly to avoid disappointment.
Is there a limit on how many I can get?
Due to popular demand, we sometimes limit the number of bags a person can get. We will do our best to announce this when we place limits.
Do you offer delivery?
No - Bag a Bargain is collection only from our charity building.
Do I get all the food that's advertised on your social media platforms?
In order to raise awareness of Bag a Bargain, we often use social media such as Facebook to promote our Bag a Bargain evenings. We use a mixture of Facebook Live and photos to demonstrate the types of foods that will go in our Bag a Bargain bags.
However, much of the food is of differing quantities. We try to distribute the food as evening as possible, but we cannot guarantee that a particular food item will be included in each Bag a Bargain. It is, as we say, a lucky dip bag.
Can we pack our own bags?
For reasons of fairness, no. They are packed for you by our volunteers.
*Please check our calendar and social media for changes or cancellations to Bag a Bargain. Sometimes we have to cancel due to lack of surplus food.