National Food Train News
The latest news from the Food Train.
An 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!
Last Thursday, 5th December, Food Train was the subject of a members debate in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Elaine Murray MSP, for Dumfriesshire, submitted a motion entitled "All aboard the Food Train", congratulating Food Train on its success with the Big Lottery Fund and also its continuing success nationally.
Food Train learned yesterday that we will be the subject of a debate in the Scottish Parliament next Thursday, 5th of December. Elaine Murray MSP for Dumfriesshire put forward a motion several weeks ago, congratulating Food Train on it's recent success in being awarded £590,474 by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and its on going success nationally. This motion has now achieved cross party support, meaning a debate has been tabled.
Food Train are delighted with today's announcement from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland that they will be funding our befriending project Food Train Friends. Funds totalling £590,474 have been awarded to support and develop the service across Dumfries and Galloway for the next 5 years. Michelle McCrindle, Chief Executive, Food Train Ltd, added: “We are all absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive this funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Tackling social isolation has long been part of what Food Train does and the growth of our befriending project, Food Train Friends, has shown how important socialising is to older people. To know that we can now go ahead and help to bring friendship, fun and happiness to socially vulnerable older people across Dumfries and Galloway over the next five years is a wonderful prospect and a long held ambition for our charity. This is great news for everyone at Food Train and for older people across the region now and in the future.