National Food Train News
The latest news from the Food Train.
Food Train is delighted to announce it has recently achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation. This award evidences our committment to keeping our data and systems safe from Cyber Attack. You will find our entry on the QG Cyber Essentials Register with a link to an electronic copy of our certificate by visiting www.qgstandards.co.uk/cyber-essentials-accredited-companies You will also find our entry on the National Register of Cyber Essentials Certified Companies
Charity receives £200,000 in funding
Scottish Charity Food Train is full of festive cheer after being awarded £200,000 by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help grow their vital services to older people across Scotland.
Food Train were delighted to be chosen by the First Minister to benefit from the sale of commissioned artwork for her 2017 Christmas Card by acclaimed Scottish artist John Byrne .
Colin Smyth MSP (left) popped into our new HO today to talk about the issues of loneliness and social isolation with our Friends Project Manager, Scott McGill (right).
Colin is very interested in this issue and is keen to assist in helping Food Train to raise awareness of the issue at both local and national level to ensure the appropriate level of support is provided long term.
We moved from our existing Head Office location in Castle Street Dumfries to Hestan Southwest located at the Crichton Business Park in Dumfries in late September and were fully operational there from 2 October 2017. See photo of our new entrance area and lovely building. Ample free car parking outside the building with disabled friendly access in a beautiful location. The site postcode is DG1 4TA
Big Lottery Fund has today announced £1.2million funding for our new Eat Well Age Well project which aims to help reduce the risk and incidence of malnutrition among older people living at home in Scotland.
Welcoming the funding, Chief Executive Michelle Carruthers MBE said: “This funding award is the culmination of many dedicated people coming together, listening and learning from older people about their food needs. Through the Eat Well, Age Well project, we will work towards a sustainable approach to reduce malnutrition among older people living at home and create a long lasting and engaged network across the country committed to this issue. We are absolutely delighted with this Big Lottery Fund award, which will allow us to carry on the legacy of our founders in partnership with others.”
Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “This award, made possible by National Lottery players, will bring together partners in the public, third and private sectors to help tackle malnutrition amongst older people in our communities. With its expertise, knowledge and skills, the Food Train is well placed to lead this initiative while working with others to ensure a nation-wide approach. I look forward to following the progress of the Eat Well, Age Well Project as it begins to create a much needed strategy to address this across Scotland.”