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The latest news from the Food Train.

New service "Meal Makers" looking for staff

Food Train is launching a brand new service in Scotland. Meal Makers is a neighbourhood meal sharing project, based upon Casserole Club designed by FutureGov, where local people cook and share extra portions of their own home cooked food with an older person living nearby in need of a good meal.  Cooks and diners are matched up and meals are tracked through a web platform mainly with a small team providing customer care support, recruiting cooks and taking referrals for diners.

We're looking for passionate Staff to help launch and develop the service. There are three jobs available; Project Lead, Customer Development Officer and an Administrator, all to be based in the Glasgow area. If you'd like more information or to apply, see the Vacancies tab at the top of the page or click the link

Area Coordinators wanted in D&G

Due to ongoing increases in demand, we're looking for two new Area Coordinators to complement our current team. We're looking for hands on people who want to get involved. The two positions will be based in Stranraer and Anna respectively, are part time (21 hours a week), with a pro rata salary of £18,385 a year. You can find out more information, and an application pack, via the vacancies tab at the top of the homepage or by clicking this link

CEO blogs about The Gathering for TFN

Food Train's CEO, Michelle McCrindle, recently spoke at The Gathering, which is the annual get together of the third sector in Scotland. 

Michelle was asked to speak as part of a panel of experts, following a speech about the third sector in an independent Scotland by First Minister Alex Salmond. You can read the whole speech here and the storify of it here.

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2014 National Newsletter, out now.

The Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Shoppers Express has just been released. In this edition, you'll find information on The Silver Line, Food-Train-LogoNational Heart Month and Top Tips on how older people can make sure they eat enough. The usual round up of what's been happening in all the branches is included too, with lots of exciting news. 

Click the link to read your copy now! Shoppers Express Winter/Spring 2014. You can also find in the Documents section of the website, under Newsletters.

Food Train on the Telly

More great publicity for Food Train! Yesterday, the 27th of January, Food Train was featured in a programme about the Border region of Scotland.

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Into the unknown, Food Train is now on Twitter!

Twitter logo blueAn exciting new step on the Social Media journey has been taken, Food Train is now on Twitter. Michelle McCrindle, CEO, will be tweeting from Food Trains account about a wide variety of stories, issues and information regarding Food Train. You can follow us on @FoodTrainScot. We hope to hear from you soon!