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Food Train Arrives in the Scottish Borders

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Food Train arrives in the Scottish Borders

Food Train officially arrived in the Scottish Borders on the 12 of October, 2017 when its newest branch at 11 Market Street, Galashiels was opened by Councillor Tom Weatherston.

Working with local volunteers, Food Train Scottish Borders provides a weekly grocery delivery service for older people who otherwise are unable or have difficulty with their grocery shopping.

Initially running as a pilot in the Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick areas, this new service is being  funded by Scottish Borders Council Social Work and supported by the Community Capacity Building Team as part of the Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership.

After officially opening the office, Councillor Weatherston spent the morning doing shopping for some elderly residents in Galashiels, accompanied by Food Train Regional Manager for the Borders, Johan Aitken, and volunteer Rebecca Caswell.

Councillor Weatherston said:

“Thanks to the hardworking volunteers at Food Train, I am sure this vital service will be as much of a success here in the Borders as it is across the rest of Scotland. It supports our work to change the way we provide services to help more older people stay in their own homes and communities for as long as they wish and are able to.”