National Food Train News
The latest news from the Food Train.
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.
Our staff at the recent Age Scotland Conference was a great chance for us to showcase the work of Food Train and our exciting new national food sharing project Meal Makers. Our stall had lots of visitors and we gave away lots of leaflets and talked to lots of people. Pictured with our team are Brian Sloan CEO of Age Scotland and former pro footballer Jim Leishman
The latest edition of our Shopper Express national newsletter is now available here Newsletter Autumn 2014 and is jam packed full of all the news from around our branches. Our cover story features the work of our exciting new Meal Makers project, a neighbourhood meal sharing idea based on the successful Casserole Club project from London. This issue also highlights some amazing fundraising and lots of great pictures too.
Food Train Director/Trustee Marsali Caig will be speaking about her experience serving the members of Food Train over the last 4 years and the forthcoming annual SCVO Trustees Conference in Edinburgh on 8th November. For more information on the event please follow this link http://www.scvo.org.uk/events/scvo-trustees-network-conference/
Meal Makers is an innovative neighbourhood meal sharing project brought to Scotland by Food Train. Modelled on the successful Casserole Cloub concept, Meal Makers aims to match up local volunteer cooks who can share an extra portion of their home cooked food with an older person nearby who is struggling to cook. This project went from idea to reality in less than 12 months and we're delighted to report over 60 volunteer cooks have already signed up with the first 2 meal shares happening in the last week. Two older diners in Dundee enjoed home cooked tatties 'n' mince and chilli con carne meatballs .... and the verdict was .... "delicious". To sign up or learn more about Meal Makers click on the MM Link above and you can also follow the project on Twitter and Facebook.