The latest news from the Stirling branch of Food Train.
Thanks to funding from Crerar Hotels Trust, Food Train in Stirling now have an additional van on the road with capacity to deliver to another 83 older people. Seen below is the van ready to go out on its first scheduled route, taking its place alongside our other two vans and volunteers on delivery duties for the day. Thanks also to Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, Edinburgh for providing funds to kit the van ready for the road and to Onestop Motor Engineers who helped us source and mechanically inspect it.
Please visit our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FoodTrainStirling We are delighted to keep all our supporters and followers up to date with our achievements by posting regularly on Facebook. Can you help us spread the word about our wonderful grocery shopping and delivery service for older people in Stirlingshire? All you have to do is visit our page then 'like' and 'share'.
A charity car boot sale held today raised £407.99 from the sale of goods donated by volunteers, customers and friends of Food Train! This is a great boost to our fundraising activities which will help us sustain and expand the service in Stirlingshire. A big thank you to everyone who donated goods and to all those volunteers who were up at the crack of dawn to help mann the stall. Luckily we were under cover so attracted a lot of attention from buyers when the heavens opened and everyone rushed for cover! Thanks also to the organisers on the day for letting us 'spill over' into another stall area due to the volume of bric a brac we had to sell. Volunteers who stepped up and showed off their selling skills were Margaret Cassidy, Charlie Lennox, Eleanor Phillips, Elizabeth Mackinnon and John Thow along with staff members Angela Edgar and Fran Thow.
Well done Food Train volunteers who, at the end of July, have contributed a massive 11,051 hours towards helping older people in Stirling with their weekly grocery shop. Food Train deliver 52 weeks of the year but can only do so with the loyalty and dedication of a team of caring and generous volunteers, all with a common aim, to support older people within their local communities. Food Train launched in the Stirling area in November 2011 and since then 174 older people have registered to receive help from our grocery shopping and delivery service. Fantastic!
Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their new baby boy yesterday! Food Train Stirling staff and volunteers were delighted to join in with local celebrations by adding some Union Jack bunting on their office door and Union Jack flags on their vans.
Good News! The Stirling branch of Food Train is soon to have a Facebook page. This is currently being developed and will be available to view soon. When it is ready we hope you will 'like' our page and 'share' it with your friends. It might just enable somebody who needs help with their shopping to find out about us. Watch this space!