News & Events
On Saturday 29th June, Food Train Regional Manager Fran Thow was presented with a cheque for £9000 by Marc Gardner of Crerar Hotels at the Loch Fyne Hotel in Inveraray. Marc is the General Manager for the Loch Fyne Hotel, which is part of the Crerar group of hotels. He recognised and applauded the vital service provided by Food Train volunteers for older people who cannot shop for themselves and commented that he was 'delighted that we were able to contribute to such a fantastic organisation'. He advised that Crerar Hotels donate 50% of their profits each year to local charities in close proximity to any of their establishments. Well done Crerar, Food Train applaud you! View the group of Crerar Hotels on their website www.crerarhotels.com
Food Train Volunteers raise £415.13 from a Charity Bag Pack at Morrisons Supermarket in Springkerse Retail Park
Volunteers of Food Train would like to thank the customers of Morrisons supermarket in Springkerse Retail Park for their generosity during a Charity Bag Pack event on Saturday 8th June 2013. Weekend shoppers donated their loose change to Food Train volunteers who helped pack their groceries for them, raising a fabulous £415.13. The money will be used to purchase uniforms for our volunteers, so they are easily identified by our older customers when we visit them at home. Also thanks to Morrisons for allowing us to carry out the event at their store and all their wonderful staff who were so helpful on the day. Food Train volunteers who 'packed with a smile' to raise funds for this worthwhile cause were Eleanor Phillips, Faith Pentland, Elizabeth Mackinnon and Dawn Thow. A BIG Thank You to all of you for giving up even more of your time to do this.
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing braved some ferocious rain showers to help deliver the weekly groceries to new Food Train customers in the Govanhill area before officially launching the new Food Train at a packed event in Samaritan House. Mr Neil said "thanks to the hard working volunteers at Food Train, I am sure this vital service will be as much of a success here in Glasgow as it is in Dumfries and Galloway, West Lothian, Stirling and Dundee".
Food Train are delighted to announce that The Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, Edinburgh, have made an award of £1000 to support our expansion in Stirlingshire. The money will be used to kit out our new vehicle with equipment essential for providing the service and safety equipment to protect our volunteers whilst carrying out their duties. This is a fabulous contribution which will help to sustain and grow a valuable service for older people who need help. On behalf of all our existing and pending customers, the staff and volunteers of Food Train would like to say a massive thank you to The Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, Edinburgh for their support and generosity.