The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.
Help us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary year! We are holding an Anniversary Coffee Morning on Saturday 9th May 2015 at Chalmers Hall, Bridge of Allan between 10am and 12 noon. Entry is only £2 and all proceeds goes towards sustaining and expanding our vital service to support older people at home with their grocery shopping. Come along and savour our delicious home baking with your coffee or buy some cakes or tablet toffee to take home. We will also have a tombola stall. All welcome!
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"
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.
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.
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
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!
Thank you to Stirling University for producing this short video of our wonderful volunteers out and about delivering groceries to our customers all across Stirling. Featuring our oldest customer aged 102 years! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uteRUz6ffMA&feature=youtu.be