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Stirling News

The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.

What Our Customers Say

Mrs Ramsay from Dunblane called in yesterday to thank us for our support and said this about our volunteers " I look forward to them coming.  They're all nice and they stay for a blether after they've put things away"

MSP Visit by Dr Richard Simpson

Food Train were delighted to welcome Dr Richard Simpson MSP at a recent meeting where he found out more about this valuable service in Stirling and surrounding areas.  He met staff along with a small group of volunteers and 2 of our customers..  Dr Simpson was interested to hear how the service provided by Food Train volunteers improved the lives of our 2 customers Mrs Margaret Anderson aged 85 and Mrs Margaret Neill aged 62, who has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis since she was 19.  Both customers talked highly of the benefits of the service and enthusiastically about our volunteers, who they said were 'just like family'.  Dr SImpson went on to commend Food Train in his Stirling Observer column the following week. 

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Dr Richard Simpson MSP (5th from left) seen with (L to R) Alan Johnson, Dave Murray, Fran Thow, Mrs Margaret Anderson, Mrs Margaret Neill, Angela Edgar and Dorothy Burnage.

Welcome Aboard to Sainsburys in Stirling!

Food Train are excited to announce Sainsburys are now a new retail partner in Stirling! The new partnership offers our customers a wider choice of supermarkets. We are currently recruiting a Sainsburys volunteer shopping team, so if you know anyone who would like to join our team please give us a call on 01786 450536

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Celebrating 20 years!

Food Train celebrates its 20th Anniversary on the 29th June of this year! Friendly and good hearted volunteers have been supporting older people across Scotland to manage their weekly groceries for 2 decades! Wow! That's worth celebrating!

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Stirling Volunteers take part In Volunteer Week

Stirling volunteers were proud to take part in the SVE Celebration held at Albert Halls in September.  The evening celebration was well attended and although Food Train were not lucky enough to receive an award this year, everyone was happy to hear of all the good deeds delivered by volunteers across Stirling.  It was an inspiring event.