The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.
Food Train customer Shirley dropped in to our offices for a visit today with the help of volunteer Kirsty Kennedy. She was hugely complimentary about our service and our amazing volunteers. Shirley thinks Kirsty is "wonderful" but also added we can send Alan Johnson anytime as he is "exceptional" Shirley is a full time carer for her husband and rarely has the opportunity to get out for shopping on her own. She described our volunteers as "wonderful, helpful, polite, courteous and respectful"
Customer Miss Kippen called to say "Thank goodness we've got them. I'm so grateful to everyone for everything they do. They're so cheery and never a grumble from any of them. I get shopping every week and they empty my box and put some things away in the fridge for me, but then I tell them to leave the rest for me as it gives me something to do. I'm so pleased I've got them"
Food Train have fantastic promotional items for sale at low, low prices! Carry a Food Train promotional bag for only £2, or wear a badge with pride for only £1. If you like doodling, you can doodle to your hearts content on a Food Train note pad and pen for only £1 (or 50p each). All proceeds go directly towards keeping our vital service going for older people. To place your order, call us on 01786 450536 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.