News & Events
Every year Food Train distribute an annual customer survey to understand our customers, their needs and how to improve our service to them. The 2013 survey was completed in late summer and results analysed during October. Some of the results showed that:
- more than 78% of Food Train customers are aged over 75, with 14.2% of those aged over 90
- 74.6% live in lone households
- 21.1% said they had changed what they eat since using Food Train
- 60.2% said they felt more able to stay in their own home
- 37.6% said they felt it reduced their risk of falling
- a whopping 98.2% rate the service as excellent or good!
Every year there is a chance for one lucky customer who returns the completed survey to win a £10 shopping voucher and this year's winner in Stirling is Mr Donald McCabe. Seen in the photo above is Mr McCabe accepting his voucher from Food Train volunteer Gill Hall.
Food Train are delighted with today's announcement from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland that they will be funding our befriending project Food Train Friends. Funds totalling £590,474 have been awarded to support and develop the service across Dumfries and Galloway for the next 5 years. Michelle McCrindle, Chief Executive, Food Train Ltd, added: “We are all absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive this funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Tackling social isolation has long been part of what Food Train does and the growth of our befriending project, Food Train Friends, has shown how important socialising is to older people. To know that we can now go ahead and help to bring friendship, fun and happiness to socially vulnerable older people across Dumfries and Galloway over the next five years is a wonderful prospect and a long held ambition for our charity. This is great news for everyone at Food Train and for older people across the region now and in the future.
Volunteers and staff of Food Train Stirling hosted a Fundraising Day at W. Morrisons plc. in Springkerse Retail Park on Saturday 19th October. A massive thank you to Morrisons customers for their generosity in raising £510.87 towards the costs of sustaining the Food Train service in Stirling! Dedicated volunteers and staff who turned out on the day to help support the cause were Carolyn and Trevor Gillott, Leigh Doherty, Joan Leddy, Ian Corlett, Eleanor Phillips, Shona Esler, Sheena Thomson, Dawn Thow and Regional Manager Fran Thow.