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Alex Neil MSP opens Glasgow Food Train

Minister for Health launches new GLASGOW Food Train

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".

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The Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, Edinburgh, donate £1000 to support Food Train

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.

Cheque Presentation

Food Train were delighted recently to receive a donation of £232.04 from the United Reformed Church in Annan.  A special Christmas appeal was held in aid of Food Train as well as a collection during the church's candlelit Christmas service.  Pictured receiving the cheque on behalf of Food Train are Robin Richardson and Roberta Macmillan who are both long serving volunteers.  Also pictured are Helen McNairn, church treasurer and the Reverend Alan McGougan.

Jim Hume with Food Train Volunteers

MSP Jim Hume gets on board Food Train

On a bitterly cold Good Friday, Jim Hume MSP joined our volunteers Robin Richardson and Roberta Macmillan to make grocery deliveries to Food Train customers around rural Annandale & Eskdale.  Speaking to Food Train CEO Michelle McCrindle beforehand he said how much he was looking forward to getting out and seeing first hand how important Food Train's regular grocery deliveries are to older people and the wonderful efforts of Food Train volunteers particulalry given how tough this winter has been, services like Food Train are all the more important. 

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