The latest news from the Renfrewshire branch of Food Train.
It was our first birthday on the 1st October! What a quick year for the baby branch!
In 12 months, over 40 volunteers donated 3,460 hours of their time to shop and make 2,194 deliveries to 130 older people! Our fabulous volunteers took a quick break from shopping to enjoy the cake that Morrisons staff presented us with, then it was back to work! We've had a great first year and we look forward for many more!
One of Food Train Renfrewshire's customers turned 102 on 29 July! Happy Birthday to Mabel Nixon from Erskine. Mabel is a fine example of an older person who has the right support to enable her to live independently at home. Mabel has a fanatastic sense of humour, and much loved by our volunteers who see her twice a week. We asked Mabel what her secret is, and she said she didn't know but that she would quite like to order a toy boy in with her messages this week. We hope your birthday wishes come true Mabel! Mabel is pictured here with Regional Manager Marri Welsh and volunteer Hilda Price.
The Renfrewshire gang took to Morrisons on Saturday for a bag-packing-fundraising-extravaganza! It was our first fundraiser and we were delighted to have raised a whopping £662.88! They say every penny counts and that sure is the case when you're fundraising. A big thank you to all the volunteers, and friends and family of volunteers who came along to help. It was very hot and busy in the shop but the team didn't let that phase them - infact they were running back to aisles to help customers grab last minute items - Food Train volunteers going the extra mile as always. Thank you to the good people of Paisley for their kind donations. It was a great awareness raising exercise too, with several people expressing an interest in volunteering or referring someone to the service. We'll be back again on Friday 31 October for more bag packing - which is Halloween so watch this space for 'Food Train Do Fancy Dress'...