National Food Train News
The latest news from the Food Train.
With an ever growing amount of evidence that emphaises money spent on prevention can bring better solutions and outcomes for individuals whilst minimising future costs to the public sector, in particular reduced hospital admissions with sevices provided by Food Train. According to the Alliance report 'The Power of Prevention' highlights how crucial the role played by the third sector is in it's delivery, partly through their specialist expertise, ability to engage with vulnerable groups and their flexible and innovative approach to prevention. To read more on the report, including a section dedicated to the work of Food Train please click on the link: http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/download/library/lib_5514377a31e6c/ …
...Equal Opportunites Committee
Food Train CEO, Michelle McCrindle alongside other representatives from the third sector gave evidence on age and social isolation to the Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee on Monday 16th March. In the morning, Equal Opportunities Convener, Margaret McCulloch MSP, and John Mason MSP, accompanied Chris Curtis from Food Train Glasgow as he makes a deliver of shopping in Shettleston. To read more click on the link: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/isolated-scots-living-without-power-5346016
The impact Food Train has gets a great write up, featuring in a Senscot Health Social Enterprise Network case studies report. To read more please click on the link to access the full report: http://t.co/EcbHomJcJ9
Food Train has recently launched a fundraising campaign for our 20th anniversary year, aiming to raising £20,000 to help buy new vans, keeping the vital food service on the road helping hundreds more older people to get regular supplies of fresh foods and groceries. Our vans are our biggest asset, replacing them is costly and you'd be making a massive difference to the lives of older people in Scotland if you could help us keep our fleet on the road. THANK YOU.
Can you help us raise £20,000 in our 20th year? You can donate to Food Train on MyDonate directly via the donate now button. Check out our profile page here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/20anniversary/196732#donationSummary
This year represents a milestone for Food Train as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, supporting older people to eat well, live well and age well. During 2015 we have a number of celebratory and fundraising events planned throughout the year. Keep an eye out on the newsfeed for details on upcoming events.
Age Scotland CEO Brian Sloan spent a day with our Stirling Food Train team recently to see first hand how our grocery service works. Our volunteers didn't go easy on him and he spent the day loading, unloading and delivering vital boxes of fresh food and grocery supplies to our older members in and around Stirling. He thoroughly enjoyed his day and saying what a great experience to see the service first hand, how vital it is and how fantastic our volunteers are. Brian is pictured with our National Operations Manager Karen Allum.