National Food Train News
The latest news from the Food Train.
The 1st to the 7th of June was National Volunteers Week where the contributions made by volunteers across the United Kingdom were celebrated. Along with many other Charity organisations, Food Train celebrated National Volunteers Week. We wanted to recognise and congratulate all the amazing people who volunteer for Food Train branches across Scotland.
They truly make a difference to the lives of older people in their communities. Food Train held a number of events to celebrate the vital help and support volunteers give in helping deliver vital services to older people. We cannot thank enough the wonderful work our volunteers do and for celebrating 20 years on track with Food Train.
The week started off with the first of our 20th anniversary volunteer certificates being presented to volunteers across branches in Scotland as our way of saying a thank you for helping deliver vital services to older people. A range of fundraising activities took place over the week, from tombola to sponsored walks, with volunteers and staff joining in on the fun. Food Train Renfrewshire made a video with a collation of customers photo's thanking volunteers for collecting orders, shopping and delivering their food shopping. To view please click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f89BGEGO1pQ.
We've entered the Aviva Community Fund to win funds for older people. Vote for us at https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/Project/View/887. This will help us make a difference to the lives of older people across Scotland to eat well, live well and age well.
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